I brought a bunch of these intensely chocolate little cakes to work, with the disclaimer that “I don’t believe in Valentine’s Day”. It’s a mostly made-up holiday and I don’t buy into the idea that you should treat your sweetheart extra special one day a year. Treat him or her special every day of the year instead.
I’m also a complete Grinch at Christmas.
Anyway, I went ahead and made the cakes heart-shaped, and the frosting extra red. Two of the cakes that went to work were Netflix-related, of course, since I work at Netflix. “Netflix and Chill?” (I’m often inappropriate at work), and “Binge Responsibly” (looked like a mess).
Once the cakes had been destroyed it looked like a cake murder scene. Black crumbs and red frosting smeared everywhere. They were popular, but I think the Cake Scraps™ I brought along were even more popular. Personally, I liked the cake without the frosting. Super chocolate-y, not too sweet, very moist. It would make a great cupcake.
The cake was a pain in the ass to work with – very crumbly and even chilled and with a decent crumb coat I had a hard time keeping crumbs out of the frosting. My white chocolate seized up, so I had to melt in some cream cheese to get it to writeable consistency. My cakes weren’t very pretty.
For the recipe and to see how the other Baked Sunday Mornings bakers fared, head over to Baked Sunday Mornings.
- Conversation Heart Cakes (Baked Occasions, p. 50)