This year’s cake.

Every year, I bake a cake for my dear friend Betty’s birthday. It’s always chocolate, usually something over the top, almost always a work of art. This year’s was no exception. I asked Edie to help me pick out a new recipe and she opened the Martha Stewart Desserts cookbook right to this. A devil’s food cake. It looked easy enough, the ingredients list was relatively short, I figured why not?
Things I learned? Transporting a triple layer cake is no easy feat. Next time, I’ll assemble it there. I thought the cake itself was a wee bit on the dry side – it may have been slightly overbaked, but it was still good. And the frosting. Oh my. It took 2 and a half hours to make, stirring it every 15-20 minutes. Worth it. The recipe makes enough for you to assemble a three layer cake and fix just about every shortcoming with a mound of frosting. Now, that’s a good recipe.

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