Let's be clear. I don't do healthy cakes. I am more into chocolatey, self indulgent baking. I only bake cakes that make me want to sneak out of bed Nigella style at 2am for a big mouthful :)
A couple of weeks ago I had one of those days where everything just happened seamlessly. Our baby had big long sleeps, the house was spotless and I was able to casually make my husband the most delicious (his words and mine!) chocolate mousse cake for his birthday. I had got the recipe from Bill Granger's cookbook 'Bill's Basics'. Truly delicious.
But like restaurants, sometimes recipes should not be attempted twice.
At my husbands request, I was all ready to make the cake again for our family dinner on Saturday night. What a monumental disaster. As a tipped the cake out of the tin, it literally deflated like a balloon. I have know idea what I did wrong. I ended up buying a pack of chocolate drumsticks as a mediocre compromise, as my day fairly much deteriorated from there :)
So today for my Monday post, let's pay tribute to the cakes that should have been. The cakes that should have been yummy and brought a smile to our dinner guests, but regrettably ended up in the bottom of the bin.
The photos below are one of Donna Hay's chocolatey creations. A dear friend of mine made me a cake just like this for my baby shower. It was absolute heaven.
When was your last cooking disaster?