I’ve been on a bit of a bake fest as it is birthday season and, according to my hubby and kids, nothing says, ‘I love you’ like a home-baked birthday cake.
Hubby’s fave is a Chocolate Banana Cake, sandwiched with chocolate butter cream. This also works well as a loaf and is fab for using up over-ripe bananas. My youngest ordered a Devils Food Cake – which is yum, but a bit sickly with all the choc-fudge icing. These were both devoured before I thought to snap them!
My oldest baby, who has just turned thirteen (yikes!) has a more mature palate and wanted a Chocolate Orange Cake. The recipe is a bit strange as it has an orange and yogurt (?) but hey-ho, it tastes good. I decorated it with a Terry’s Chocolate Orange:
I also made a batch of Brownies, which is a first for me. I thought I’d gone wrong as they looked like someone had sat on them! They tasted amazing though – so who cares what they look like? My hubs and kids liked them with Cornish Ice Cream and hot chocolate sauce:
The diet starts again on Monday 😦