Peabody's Aunt was a Lucky Lil Girl!
|I know that many of you were right there with me, drooling all over your keyboards and chins, while looking at these pictures of Peabody's Aunt's Mother's Chocolate Cake. *swoon*|
Some of you might recall, I've been on a quest to find the ultimate chocolate cake recipe, since I've tasted the ultimate chocolate cake and it's creator won't share the recipe. Well, Peabody, bless her cotton socks, was on a similar quest to re-create her Aunt's Mother's chocolate cake that she had when she was a girl - and this must be quite a cake as she remembers it still to this day, and it changed her mind about chocolate cake back then. Which, I'm sure, was only a few weeks ago. *cough*
Anyhoo, moving right along.. She also was hoping that she'd be helping me in my quest for that ultimate cake, for which I am grateful =) I have no flippin idea why this took me so long to make, but FINALLY I have accomplished it this past weekend. Actually, I have a feeling, that soon I am going to be put on a strict diet *gasp* and I know that I'm running outta time, so I just had to make it right-now-before-they-take-away-the-good-juju! Gah.
Is that not a pretty cake, or what? (don't look down to the mess I made on the cake dish! Oh! And cock your head to the left so it looks even!) I am proud to say that this is the prettiest cake I've ever made! The frosting was divine.. not only in taste, but in texture and fluffiness, so frosting this cake was a breeze. This is a HUGE compliment coming from me.. the Queen of frosting disasters. hee!
The cake was fantastic.. extra chocolatey with a nice crumb and paired with that amazing frosting this cake comes very, very close to the ultimate chocolate cake for me. The texture was just a bit off though.. that ultimate chocolate cake I tasted this past summer was a bit more dense, where this cake is nice and light while still being decadent. All in all though, if I don't ever find that ultimate recipe.. this cake will do just fine. I'll be making it again and again, of that I am sure.
Thank you, Peabody, for sharing this recipe! You've helped me come as close to the ultimate chocolate cake as I've ever been.. and you've given me yet another reason why I really need to purchase Tish Boyle's The Cake Book!! :D
Instead of typing out the instructions, I'm going to direct you to Peabody's site so you can follow hers, the way I did. =)