As I write this sentence I'm still trying to decide which thing I'm going to blog about.
I have pictures edited for 3 pieces of furniture and two recipes.
Thinking . . .
Thinking . . .
Recipes win out every time.
Actually I'm not going to give you the recipes.
I'm going to show my pictures and give you a link to the blogs where you can get the recipes.
Because their pictures - they're lots better.
You'll be impressed.
This is the cake I made for Valentines.
This Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake is FAN. Tas. Tic.
When I first looked at the recipe I thought it would be troublesome.
But it is not.
It does make a lot of messy pans.
But here's my tip.
Make the bottom layer. Refrigerate overnight.
Put the pans in the dishwasher and go to bed.
In the morning make the top two layers.
Run the dishwasher again.
It makes the whole thing - wait for it -
a piece of cake!
You'll notice when you go to the recipe on OMG Chocolate Desserts you'll notice that her middle layer was lighter in color than mine. I'm clueless as to why this is. It could be that her chocolate was lighter than mine????
I guess it makes the cake prettier when the colors are more ombre, but I don't see how it could have tasted any better.
I'm telling you - this cake is worth the calories.
Oh, - and she put chocolate shavings on the top of hers.
I had left over white chocolate, so I used that - finely grated - over the top.
It was pretty.
Now, since I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl,
And because this post is long enough already -
considering it doesn't even have a recipe in it.
I'm going to wait until tomorrow for the other recipe.
In the meantime,
Make this cake for your next special occasion.
And don't forget about my tip . . .
I was raised in a family of 7. We didn't have a dishwasher until sometime in grade school. We also didn't have room to clean anything but dishes in the dishwasher. I've lived under that oppression for 50 years now.
Last Thanksgiving I decided to USE my dishwasher. I think I ran it three or four times that day alone. Man, was that ever efficient! I couldn't believe how much easier it made everything.
We didn't even mind washing my platinum rimmed china by hand after dinner, because I wasn't completely burned out on the whole process from doing hand washing all day.
So the next time you have a bunch of dirty pans etc. from baking, put everything in the dishwasher and run it.
Then sit down
and EAT CAKE!
Snazzy Little Things