pinterest is not helping. actually that's where i put all the blame. i even have a board dedicated only to chocolate. it astounds me, i'm so curious how it all works. from a plant comes something so delicious...
the husband is well informed of my favorites...lindor and dove will never bore me. and always always dark. that's new. i never cared for dark chocolate until i lived in europe, their milk chocolate tasted so weird to me and now i can't go back. the absolute best was their dark "bubble chocolate", we called it. it just melted in your mouth. we'd run to the store on the side of the school in kiev and get a bar...almost daily, i am sad to admit. (i never wondered where the weight started piling on)
hershey's just started their "air delights", which is the same thing, but they only have it in milk chocolate right now.
i'm apparently on the search for the best chocolate cake. it needs to be moist and heavy with the best creamy chocolate frosting. i've tried several from pinterest, always claiming to be the best. matt comes home, "did you make another cake?"
*yesterday was the black magic cake, i loved loved the frosting although i changed the amount of vanilla and substituted cocoa powder for the melted chocolate because i prefer it that way. but the cake wasn't my favorite and didn't look like i thought it would in the end.
*the next i will try will be the buttermilk fudge cake, i haven't tried a buttermilk cake yet so i'd say it has promise. both of those ask for brewed coffee in the ingredients, i use water instead because not only do i not drink coffee, but ew.
*i love the magleby's chocolate cake so i found this copy cat recipe, which i've already blogged about. it's frosting was incredible as well, but the cake just tasted like a texas sheet cake, which i do love. and it's extremely moist and heavy, love that. for some reason they deleted the frosting recipe but i already posted it HERE.
*i think it was on monday that i tried this death by chocolate recipe, matt loved that one, it was really different and i liked it, but not my favorite. it was pretty thick but harder on the outside and a little bit dryer than i would like.
i've been going through brownie recipes too, they're always more moist, and i love the chewy ones! big fan of brownies. and i'll be trying my own ganache this weekend, make some little homemade truffles.
and i'd like to say, i only have 1 or 2 pieces of each! haha i swear i'm not eating whole cakes everyday, i mean come on, who can do that with a tongan man in the house? he's a dessert fan. we also take them to those we visit/home teach, and matt's 10 year olds in primary didn't complain.