• Pastries,  Uncategorized

    Cookies and Cream Chocolate Cake

    O.M.G.  Once again, my love for chocolate cake is growing.  Really growing.  Travis Bligen, wonderful baker, has created another delightful cake.  Another great chocolate cake. As, I’ve expressed before, I’m not really a fan of chocolate cake.  I love when my younger brother makes a chocolate cake, and I love the ones made by Travis.  Number one reason:  they are moist! This Cookies and Cream Chocolate Cake is so rich and decadent.  It’s almost sinful to sit and eat an entire piece.  It has these very moist layers of chocolate cake.  And nestled in between are crunchy and creamy layers of cookies and cream and smooth chocolate pudding layers.  Then the entire cake…

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    My New Love For Chocolate Cake

    I love cake!  Did I say that I love cake?  Yes, I did!  I’ve never been a fan of chocolate cake, though.  I will eat German Chocolate cake, mostly because of the coconut.  But will usually pass when offered a slice of any other chocolate cake, especially Devil’s Food cake.  Blah! But I am now in love with one particular chocolate cake.  I shared a post about a wonderful Italian Cream Cake that I had.  Well, the same baker, Travis Bligen, made this awesome chocolate cake.   courtesy of Travis Bligen Travis sent me a slice as a sample some weeks ago.  I remember how sad I was when it…

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    Moist Chocolate Cake

    I have a love/hate relationship with chocolate cake.  I want to love it so badly, but it’s just not one of my favorite things.  The problem is that most chocolate cakes that I have encountered are very dry.  Very dry! I have maybe tried 3 chocolate cakes that I’ve found to be delicious and moist.  My brother makes a very good chocolate cake, but he hasn’t made one in a long time.  My favorite bakery, Bakery Lorraine, has a devilishly moist chocolate cake (we are actually ordering one for Thanksgiving).  But it’s been hard finding  a recipe for a super moist one.  But I think I’ll give this recipe a…