Hard to believe I’ve never baked a chocolate cake but usually all I ever bake is my 1 cake 100 ways. And this required a new method. I used the Donna Hay recipe from Modern Classics 2 although it didn’t come out at all moist which I suspect was due to my baking it for 60 and not 50 minutes.
And because the second to last cake I baked was so gooey and soft (yet utterly divine and incredible – cardamon and orange water that was demolished within an hour and not photographed because it was the day my camera died) I’ve been over-compensating by leaving things in the oven too long. Heck I even burnt the previous cake the day before Christmas. That. Never. Happens.
But the previous altogether gooey, sticky, delicious, wonderful orange and cardamon flat cake that was really more a giant sticky sweet orange blossom toffee slice made up for all recent cake failures. Should I say cake discoveries. The cake before that was a new one; biodynamic sour cherry and almond tart. And the cake before that was lemon and poppyseed syrup almond tart.
What shall I bake next?
Chocolate and biodynamic sour cherry almond cake?
Or shall I have another go at a good cardamom and orange blossom one?
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