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 ;-)