Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Another year

Mr Petit Filoux has just turned another year older and we celebrated in style. As I haven't gone through the photos just yet, I'll keep quiet on where we went for a little longer. So firstly, onto the birthday masterpiece. He requested a chocolate cake for his birthday and I was only too happy to oblige. The recipe? A Good Food one which got a lot of positive reviews, and the cake looked amazing. All I can say is this: it certainly didn't disappoint. Absolutely amazing if I say so myself actually! Birthday boy loves it too, which is a good thing as we have quite a bit to get through!! We might freeze some actually, otherwise I'm going to have to increase my gym time this week to avoid turning into a whale!


The cake is a dense dark chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache and chocolate curls. The recipe calls for three layers, but I just cooked mine in two sandwich tins, I just didn't feel comfortable cutting a cake in three, that's just an accident waiting to happen if you ask me! It was my first go at making chocolate curls. Not entirely successful but still looked half decent and still tasted very nice!


It's simply superb. Not the type of cake you can wolf down, but more the type that you can enjoy, small pieces at a time. Very very filling and it certainly hits the spot with chocolate lovers. It's simply heavenly with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.


Pink champagne helps it all go down quite nicely too ;-)

8 comments:

Hazel said...

Ooooh wow! Can I come to your house please??? xx

The Girl said...

Oh my goodness that looks so good - would kill for some chocolate cake at the moment, I'm not feeling good so want to eat my way to health again!

Diane said...

You could always send your commentors a big slice!! xxxxx

mooncalf said...

That looks YUM. I love BBC Good Food - such an amazing resource!

ana said...

I know what you mean - I made a choc and vanilla marble cake at the weekend and smothered it with chocolate butter cream. It was delicious but so enormous that half of it has already gone in the freezer!
ps. try baking the mixture in two sandwich tins then cut both in half for 4 layers. Makes for less cutting trauma and 4 layers looks fancier too! ;¬)

The Curious Cat said...

Love the presentation! Looks wicked! I'd be pleased too...sounds like the ideal cake! Happy Birthday to Mr Petit Filoux too! xxx

Heather said...

oohhhh my, that's one gorgeous looking cake! Send some my way, pretty please :-D
xxxxx

jane said...

yum yum! what a great job you did. happy birthday to Monsieur Petit Filoux!
(and despite what you say, i feel quite confident that I could wolf that cake down! haha)