Tuesday, March 30, 2010

7/8 Chocolate Overdose Cake

I love chocolate. Let me rephrase that- I really, really, really love chocolate. So when I first saw the recipe for Chocolate Overdose Cake at Confections of a Foodie Bride I bookmarked it and waited very patiently for the perfect moment to go back to it. The opportunity finally presented itself this past weekend for my sister's birthday party and I could not have been more giddy.  The cake baking process seemed a little daring at the beginning and I can't say that I wasn't warned by others who have made it. But all of the delicious reviews told me that it was going to be worth it in the end. And oh boy was it ever! The recipe calls for a few 7/8 measurements and  I don't own a 1/8 measuring cup, my set begins at 1/4. Because of this I had to guesstimate a few things and do some simple math. My mom joked that this cake should be called "7/8 Chocolate Overdose Cake" .

When assembling the cake, I didn't use enough of the chocolate mousse (oops) and heard a lot of "great cake..could have used more mousse". Live and learn, right? ::nervous laughter:: I have to say that my favorite part was the brownie base. Next time I may just bake the brownie base, scoop on some ice cream for good measure, and eat it straight out of the spring form pan. You can find the recipe here. Try not to be intimidated by the length of the recipe, it really isn't as troubling as it seems. And even if it was, it's chocolate. If anything is worth turmoil.. it's chocolate!

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