Trying really hard to avoid doing real work, I decided to make a cake. I had been drooling over the How Sweet It Is blog for some time now, and seeing the photos of her chocolate fudge peanut butter cake just pushed me over the edge. I had to try this cake.
The recipe was relatively simple. Although you would never had said so from the ton of dishes I managed to create… but who cares, after all what’s the point of having five spatulas if you cant use all five of them in one baking session? Generally I am a tidy cook, I like to wash up as I go and I repeatedly wipe down surfaces and mop up spills. But for some reason when I bake, no matter how careful I am, I always seem to create a bomb site. I am positive I am not the only one, maybe other people create the illusion of tidiness by shoving dirty bowls and whisks in the dishwasher before they can be noticed. Sadly our tiny little kitchen is sans le dishwasher, so poor me has to tackle my own body weight in mixing bowls and sieves.
Dear Alexis know’s not to come near the kitchen when one of my baking frenzies is going on, mainly for fear of volunteering to wash the odd spoon and then being entrapped into washing the contents of all our cupboards – bless him!
Anyhow, here is the divine recipe for this marvelous chocolaty creation. My version doesn’t look anywhere near as glamorous as her’s but it tasted flipping fantastic. Only word of caution I would give is don’t over cook it. Mine was slightly dry – I personally prefer a slightly more moist cake.