Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Chocolate & Bling Cake

Oh my poor neglected blog. I could tell you all sorts of excuses, like how the dog ate my recipe books, but instead I will attempt to win you round with a rather delicious chocolate cake.

I've recently started a new job and one of my colleagues is as potty about baking cakes as I am. Rare in a 44-year-old facilities manager, I think, but who am I to judge? He told me of a gold cake he'd admired in a cook book and, seeing as it was his birthday last week, I thought I'd go to town for someone who'd appreciate it. I need no excuse, really.

So here it is - a beautiful spangly cake, fit for a wise man to take to a new-born king if you want to get festive.

It is simply Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, liberally coated with gold cake glitter. I like the juxtaposition of the plain, rather dull icing brought to life with a sprinkling of magic dust.
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