Last week l was inspired by Rosie from Sweetapolita and her Divine Chocolate Stout Cake and jumped at the chance to bring dessert to my brother's place on Saturday night just so l could try it!!
This cake really did live up to it's reputation with it's rich moist centre and deep intense Chocolate aroma's which the stout seemed to enhance! Best of all l didn't even need chocolate!! This recipe calls for the use of Cocoa powder and from my experience cakes made with cocoa powder tend to be not as rich and moist like those made with melted chocolate, so yes l was pleasantly suprised with the results of this recipe!
I also had been itching to practice my rose piping skills so when Rosie used Donna Hay's Vanilla Buttercream Recipe that was the clincher!! I knew that this cake would be DELICIOUS and l had the perfect medium to create a very pretty rose swirl cake!
So if you are wanting to bake a Deliciously Moist Chocolate Cake with a Sensational Whipped Vanilla Bean Buttercream then you must go to Sweetapolita for her Chocolate Stout Cake Recipe!! http://sweetapolita.com/2011/10/chocolate-stout-cake-with-whipped-vanilla-bean-frosting/ I have printed my copy and will keep it on file as l have already had a request to make it again!! Looks like this might be our new Favourite Chocolate Cake Recipe!!
So remember to Bake, Create and Celebrate!