This month the theme of Forever Nigella is Street Party! This blogging event was sounded by Sarah from Maison Cupcake and is hosted this month by Mardi at Eat, Live, Travel, Write. What better to take to a street party than a sumptuous chocolate cake, carried in a cake carrier?
I made Nigella’s Chocolate Malteaser Cake for a friend’s daughter’s birthday party yesterday. And I have to say was rather disappointed. I have eaten the cake before when another chum baked one afternoon, and it was delicious, but mine was distinctly underwhelming, dry and, dare I say, a little boring. However it did not matter too much as it looked great, and the gaggle of 8 year old girls were not that bothered as they had already eaten lots of lunch and were more interested in the serious business of the afternoon of bopping to Justin Bieber.
The recipe is from Feast, although a quick internet search will probably find it for you somewhere.
I am still slightly embarrassed at the quality of my cake, and not sure if I should give the recipe another go? Or continue my quest for the perfect fail safe chocolate celebration cake elsewhere?
I love the Lock & Lock cake carrier, although it is a little unnerving carrying it by the lid – I did check the clips were firmly closed 3 times en route!
So if you have the perfect chocolate celebration cake, please let me know!