oday is my father’s 1st birthday. Confusing I know. It is still something that baffles me, but I will explain. Just about two years ago my father was diagnosed with Leukemia. Today marks one year since his bone marrow transplant. The start of a new life. A second birthday. So thus we must celebrate! With Vanilla Bean Banana Cream Pie of course. Continue reading “Vanilla Bean Banana Cream Pie”
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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