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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I take it all back

Readers, you may remember that I was somewhat dismissive of Chocolate Cake with Orange Buttercream. I thought the cake layers were somewhat dry, and I had all kinds of ideas about how to make it moister and more interesting.

Well, as is so often the case when we criticize something, the fault lies within US, not the external.

Which is to say, when I made that cake for me, I overbaked the cake, and that's why it was dry. How do I know this? Because I made it again for Mrs. S.'s birthday, and it was to die for.

Rich, fudgy cake with smooth chocolate orange ganache and orange buttercream. Heaven on earth.

1 comment:

Eve said...

orange and chocolate is not my favorite combo, but you've sold me. I wish I could have been there and tried it!