s a new-ish resident of the Bay Area, I am, for the first time, experiencing the chill of a Bay Area winter. Having grown up on California’s Central Coast, our winters were pretty mild at their worst. Let’s just say I spent these cold months in flip flops, and the first time I actually saw snow was during a trip to Tahoe a few years back. Continue reading “Chai-Spiced Pear Cake (gf)”
It’s National Chocolate Day. Time to celebrate with some classic chocolate cake.Now for those of you that don’t know, I am on a lifelong quest to find THE BEST of all of your classic recipes from chocolate chip cookies, to blueberry muffins, to banana bread. There are so many variations of each of these recipes out there, but I know there must be some divine combination of ingredients that culminate in ultimate perfection for each recipe.
At this point in time I think I may have found THE chocolate cake. This recipe was discovered through epicurious.com and chosen as reigning king by my willing band of taste testers several years ago. It is my go-to for birthday parties, anniversaries, and even weddings.
I would describe this classic chocolate cake recipe as a devil’s food cake-style cake. It is moist, deep in chocolatey flavors, yet airy in its texture. However this cake is no lightweight. Despite its airy texture, this cake is solid and can hold up to carving or any other shape you choose to bake it as.
For today though, let’s keep it basic.
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