Cake Baking

Every once and a while I come across a new recipe, and I know that I must absolutely try this new-fangled food! Last week’s find was no exception. One of my facebook friends (Sara Leigh, me thinks) posted this delicious-looking cake pic along with the link to the recipe called “The Dark Knight Cake.” Intrigued, I clicked and knew I must conquer this recipe, though it was a bit more complicated than most chocolate cake recipes.

Image from the recipe for the Dark Knight Cake
Image from the recipe for the Dark Knight Cake

Friday night was the night that I tackled the Dark Knight. Admittedly, I’d had a couple of drinks–oddly enough, Greg and I tend to bake more when booze is involved. It was a long, arduous process. I forgot to put the dates into the food processor, we ran dangerously low on butter (it didn’t help that several dollops wound up on the floor and cabinets), and I somehow managed to get chocolate splattered all over the back of my tee-shirt. At the end of the night, my kitchen looked like this (if you look hard enough, you may be able to spot the lid to the milk that took us about 30 minutes to find):

post-cakekitchen
Scotch helped clean-up, of course

We wound up becoming to tired to finish the cake. So it was left, unfrosted, in the fridge overnight. But on Saturday morning, the quest was once again taken up by the husband and me. It looks nothing like the modeled picture, and the un-processed dates stick to your teeth a wee bit, but it sure-do eat gud. Behold!

Greg and the father-in-law attacked it before I got an unspoiled picture.
Greg and the father-in-law attacked it before I got an unspoiled picture.

This cake has got to be one of the richest things I’ve ever tasted. If you decide to make it yourself, I suggest milk and or ice cream to accompany it.

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