Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Extreme Chocolate Cake


This was a delicious birthday cake that I made for my stepdad's birthday a few weeks ago. It is very, very similar to Hershey's Chocolate Cake but perhaps a bit more chocolatey, if that's possible. My 2 older sons both said it was too rich for them. I say that's their problem!!!! I am a chocolate addict and it would take a whole lot of chocolate for me to ever say that it's too rich! The raspberries really added a nice touch and gave it such a pretty look. You can just click here for the recipe. I also made a delicious chocolate peanut butter cake that I will be posting soon. I have decided to try to bake things that would be more challenging for me but at the same time things that I really love. Many times I've shied away from a tart that would have pastry cream because that might be too "difficult" to make. Now, I think I need to really push myself or I'll start getting bored with lots of the same things. I still am pretty "burnt out" from always feeling obligated to leave a comment when I visit someones blog. I was really starting to feel obligated and blogging had stopped being fun. Since I have taken that pressure off myself and just visit and leave a comment here and there, I've started to feel the fun of blogging again. Hope no one feels obligated to leave me a comment either. Just enjoy my blog. If you want to comment then that's great since I have always loved reading the comments, but don't feel you have to.

School lets out this Friday and I am welcoming that. I'm headed up to visit my cousin in July and go to my favorite beach in the world - Jones Beach on Long Island. Then in August we'll be going back to Chincoteague Island. That's another great place. I could easily live at the beach. There's something about the ocean and the waves that I just love. In the meantime, enjoy this cake if you decide to make it!

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wow that cake is too complex for this girl! I am glad you are taking a more relaxing view of food blogging!

Mags said...

I agree with you. There's no such thing as "too chocolately"

Enjoy your summer!

Joanne said...

Too rich? Is there such a thing?

This looks amazing!

I haven't been to Jones beach in forever! Hopefully this summer :P

Jenn said...

I'd like to jump right into that cake!! YUM! Looks beautiful!

Sophie said...

I wouldn't mind a big piece of that ooh so tasty & appetizing looking chocolate cake!! I am sure!


MMMMMMMMMM,...lucky step dad!

Katherine Aucoin said...

First, the cake looks grogeous and cholcolate and raspberries - YUM!!!

I know what you mean about the comments, this another facet to why I haven't been blogging so much. Blog the way you want and enjoy it! = )

Amanda said...

THAT looks fabulous Deb! Too rich?? Not here either, I'll take a hunk! :)

Emily said...

Yum yum! What a great looking cake! I love the raspberries you put on top.

And I've never met a rich cake I didn't like. :)

Lucie said...

Such a pretty cake! Sounds delicious as well :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks amazing!

Nothing is too rich for me. It's ridiculous.

Chef Dennis said...

I love chincoteague, its been way too long since I have been there!
your cake is beautiful and how can you not love a chocolate cake?

Diana's Cocina said...

Extreme chocolate! I'm all for it.

Kerstin said...

Sold at extreme chocolate - wish I had a piece right now! I hope you have a wonderful vacation!