Monday, 3 March 2008

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

This morning my Delicious Magazine arrived and I couldn’t wait to have a good read and look through, so once I had done my work-out, and house chores I sat down with a cuppa and began flicking through. This month’s edition has a spectacular 20-page special on Chocolate, from cakes to decadent desserts. Nigella Lawson features some of her chocolate cakes and I came across her much loved Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake which I’ve made many times. Subsequently I had some sour cream in the fridge that needed using ASAP and I thought this is the perfect excuse to bake up this wonderfully delicious cake again! This is the ultimate luscious cake and for those of you who have not had the pleasure of having this cake grace your lips and mouth, then all I can say is you’re missing out on something heavenly. I don’t normally make a big affair of a cake during the week, unless there is a special occasion but I couldn’t resist and I blame Delicious magazine for tempting me first thing on a Monday morning ;o) How dare they, eh? hehehe. I know a 15 yr old boy called Jake who is going to be chomping into this the minute he gets back from school.



21 comments:

MrsB said...

Maria let me be the first to say that your chocolate cake looks amazing! Wow! I gave up chocolate for lent and have been really craving it! I can't wait till easter weekend to make a big fat chocolate cake! I'm going to have to buy delicious now! enjoy!

Jules said...

My goodness does that look good! I'm a big fan of Delicious mag as there is always so many wonderful recipes in it and can't wait to get my hands on this months edition.

Maria said...

Hi Mrs B and Jules

Thanks for the lovely comments.

Mrs B don't worry only 3 weeks left till Easter and then you can tuck into that luscious fat choccie cake ;o)

You both definitely need Delicious mag this month, some great recipes!

Maria
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Indigo said...

Ohh I love Nigella's cakes. The layer of filling in the middle of this looks to die for; I'm dying for a giant slice now ^__^

Maria said...

Hi Indigo

I agree, Nigella's cake are delish and this cake is to die for! Thanks for the lovely comment and I'm passing you a virtual slice, enjoy ;o)

Maria
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ruthEbabes said...

Hey Maria! What an incredibly tasty looking cake! Loving this!

Maria said...

Ruth thanks for the lovely feedback and I highly recommend this cake!

Maria
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Ms O said...

Your chocolate cake looks very professional, Maria - seriously delicious!

Happy Belated Mother's Day, btw. Sounds like you had an incredible day.

Pixie said...

Yummy looking cake Maria. I've yet to make a proper cake other than carrot cake and my last attempt of coconut and lime didn't work! (I'll have to get back to that at some point!)

Maria said...

Hi Ms O
Thanks for such a lovely comment ;o)

Hi Pixie
Thanks and you must try this cake!

Maria
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Cooking and the City said...

wow Maria that cake looks fabulous, so chocolatey :-)

Maria said...

Hi Dell

Thank you sweetie ;o)

Maria
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Rosie said...

Oh WOW Maria you have certainly baked a stunning chocolate cake here!! I adore those sugar flowers so cute :D Well done sweetie on a fantastic bake!!

I also love this recipe by Nigella and was looking at it in my Delicious magazine yesterday too :D

Rosie x

MrsB said...

I looked for delicious today in the shops but couldn't find it, maybe the latest edition isn't out yet?

Can I have a virtual slice too please?

Maria said...

Hi Mrs B

It's probably not hit the shelves yet, I subscribe so it comes early. Passing you a slice of cake, enjoy sweetie ;o)

Maria
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aforkfulofspaghetti said...

There's nothing wrong with old-fashioned, especially when it's chocolate cake! It looks eminently edible... ;)

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Maria said...

Hi Jeena

Thanks so much for the lovely invite. To be honest I didn't know about your new site or forum, but thanks for dropping by and letting me know.

I will be popping over to check it out ;o)

Maria
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Happy cook said...

Wow that is a really wonderful cake . I would love to have a huge piece

Maria said...

Hi Happy Cook

Thanks ;o)

Maria
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MrsB said...

Hey maria, I saw the magazine today in the shops and had a good flick through :) Thanks for the virtual slice it tasted yummy! :) hehe! x