I wanted to post this cake recipe before this month ends. MM completes 8 years this month! Though I said the previous statement without any drama, trust me, lots of drama happens behind the scene, all the time. Be it in the kitchen, photo session, maintenance… As I've said before, though the site is in my name, it's very much a joint venture between Jose and myself. I manage the front office and he is in charge of the back office. So you can imagine, how it works out when husband and wife works together ;)
One of the things that we always have a conflict is, Jose wants me to be proud about the site, in a good way. Sometimes it happens that when I'm asked whether I'm working, I tend to say I'm unemployed or jobless, depending on my mood and as a result some people tend to look down upon me. Ok, now if I start talking about that topic, it will take ages, so let's come back to what we were saying, hhmm, yeah be proud about my work. He keeps asking me why am I downplaying the whole thing and so on. So, to stop his bickering, I told him, come this June, I'll not only be a proud owner, but may be flaunt it a lil bit ;)
You see, I was all set to start throwing around my weight, not so much, may be the size of a paper weight, as starters. I started practicing my make believe celebrity style at home too. I almost perfected it, then something happened. I got a mail! A mail from some agency saying that they will make me and my small blog a celebrity and they want me to do audition also for that! Here I'm all set to flaunt my celebrity status in Utopia and it took no time to bring me back to reality where I'm asked to audition to become one. Sigh! Should I say that my paper weights got crushed into fine dust by a road roller :(
Though I've given up the idea of “flaunting my blog”, I've started saying that I'm the “author” at MariasMenu :) An author without readers is like a Red Velvet Cupcake without the cream cheese icing, it just doesn't feel complete. It's only because of YOU, I can call myself an author. I know I test your patience and tolerance level at times, with the delay in posting new recipes or getting back to your mails and comments, but you put up with me ever so kindly.
Thank you for being there for MM :)
Now about this cake, this is one of the best Chocolate cakes, I've baked so far. I baked it twice in a month's time, once for one of our friend's anniversary and other for a friend's b'day. The cake was a hit with both of them, if I say so myself. I loved the texture of this cake, it's a bit dense but in a good way. The cake by itself isnt sweet, so it calls for a grand icing. The Nutella icing complemented the cake perfectly. It's very much a celebration cake, ideal for birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion or you can just bake this cake and make an ordinary day an extra ordinary one ;) If you like chocolate cakes, this one is for you. I made praline only for one cake. The cake pic given above is the one I made for our friend's anniversary.
I want you to bake this cake so badly, so I shamelessly went and asked one of them to give me a slice to take home, so that I can take a pic to share with you ;) I wanted you to see the sliced cake, to get an idea about the texture.