Then a couple of weeks later, I baked it again for my father-in-law's bday. This time, I was nervous as I not only had to bake it but I had to make it look nice as well. AND it was going to be consumed by people other than my other half and myself. Must.turn.out.well. And it did.
Last week, one of my cousin's got married and I baked it again for the post-wedding dinner which my dad hosted. This time, it turned out and tasted and looked even better! I guess it comes with practice. No fancy deco, but to me it's still looks pretty.
So if you've never tried baking a chocolate cake before, I urge you to try this recipe out. And if you feel like you wanna add some simple deco, my suggestions are to start with some sliced strawberries.
The recipe can be found here.
Here are some additional pictures I wanna share which I didn't before in my earlier posts.
I melt the baking chocolate using my double boiler purchased from Ikea. It's super useful - if not just use a glass bowl. As long as the bottom of the bowl does not touch the simmering water.
Tip: Use good quality baking chocolate.
I always start by creaming the butter and sugar.
Pouring in the cooled melted chocolate
The batter is almost ready
The cake resting on my new wire rack.
Strawberries all sliced and ready for some action