Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chocolate Cake Layers...

I just wanted to let you know that yes, you can survive on chocolate cake alone. [If it's good chocolate cake.]

I had wanted to post this cake last week but time just got away from me. Most of it has been spent trying to write an introduction speech about myself.

I think it's funny that I can't do this simple task. Maybe I should just take excerpts from my blog and call it a day. Right?

I find this task so daunting. I mean, I write about myself here all the time. Yet, if you remove the "cake" part; I find myself at a loss for words.

Last night I stayed up until 4:00am trying to write the speech. All I have to show for the all-nighter is a batch of cupcakes and a pile of crumpled up index cards.

Okay, I still don't have a speech but I do have a slice of kick-*ss chocolate cake left. The cake is moist and intensely chocolate. The icing is silky, luxurious, and divine. For the cake I used Valrhona cocoa and for the icing I used Valrhona chocolate buttons for melting. Trust me, use good chocolate for the recipe it makes a world of difference.

Print The Recipe: Sour Cream Chocolate
One Year Ago: Chambord Cupcakes

26 comments:

Dani said...

i LOVE chocolate cake, and this one really does look kick a$$ :)

VeggieGirl said...

Decadence!!

Passionate About Baking said...

What a fab cake...absolutely delicious! Love the layers!

thecoffeesnob said...

Mmm. That looks so good! I hope inspiration hits you soon :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Looks yum! J/w where you get your Valrhona? The only place I can find it is Williams-Sonoma, and it's crazy expensive there!

Katie said...

Yum it looks divine Gigi, just what you need to keep the sugar levels up on an all nighter. You write so brilliantly, just let your creative juices flow, don't try too hard, just write down a few casual lines and then shape them once you've got the gist of it down.
The cake sounds dreamy.

eliza said...

ooh yes, sour cream really makes it a moist cake, i love chocolate cake like that! :)

Maria said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Maria
x

Talita said...

Gorgeous! This cake fill the eyes!

Grace said...

you don't have to twist my arm to convince me that one can live only on chocolate cake. it may be a shorter life, but it'd be a happy one. :)

Hannah said...

Oh, such a lovely cake. So simple and yet so complex at the same time. :)

glamah16 said...

Yumm. And yes I hate trying to come up with something about myself on the spot. I feel you.

Linda said...

There is nothing I love more than chocolate cake with chocolate icing...this looks right up my alley!

ovenhaven said...

That cake definitely looks kick*ss! You're killing me with all the perfect layers! :P

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Looks like a perfect tasting cake to me!

Jo said...

Oh yum, I really love the look of this cake.

Maria said...

The perfect chocolate cake! I love the layers!

Bunny said...

What a beautiful cake Gigi, it looks very decadent, just the way I like them!

Deborah said...

I've made this cake before, and I can agree that this is an amazing recipe!!

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

'Moist and intensely chocolate.' Say no more. I'm coming over right now, if you'd kindly put the kettle on... ;-)

Mermaid Sweets said...

I see that you use valrhona chocolate - you may want to check out Surfas in LA - they sell the cocoa powder for less than $11 for a pound! http://www.surfasonline.com/

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anna said...

mm! Im inlove whit the cake :D

Soaps and Such said...

That looks amazing! I think I know what my next birthday cake will be.

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I love this choclate cake layers
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