Don’t know about you, but I have a nice collection of saved projects on Pinterest that I haven’t done yet. I might have done a few, but not all of them. So, I decided to start a new series where I try to make a project I found once a month. Let’s see how it goes…
Somewhere along my baking experience, I transitioned to making things from scratch. Nothing wrong with boxed baked goods, but I just rather try the old-fashioned way now. Some recipes can go terribly wrong, and some can be great. This one is right in the middle.
The cake was pretty good and had a subtle chocolate taste. Personally, I would have loved a richer cake with a bit more moisture, so next time I might add some chocolate chips to the batter. It all depends on your preference. The batter was pretty easy to get perfect and it was quite smooth. Great start to a recipe!
It baked pretty perfectly. no burnt edges and had the perfect rise. The taste just needed to be more chocolate-y for me.
As far as the frosting goes, it was way too buttery for me. I like my frosting sweet. Sometimes so sweet that you can’t really eat it all.
This butter based frosting had a good consistency, but the butter taste ended up being too overwhelming. A cream cheese frosting would have been a better option for this cake.
I did add some chocolate chips to the top, because more chocolate makes everything better.
Was the cake good? Yes.
Will this become my go-to chocolate cake recipe? No. The quest will go on.
For now, have a good weekend!