This weeks task is brought to us by Elyse of Confectionary Creations, in perfect Easter spirit she chose the most chocolaty treat in the whole book, the Brooklyn Brownout Cake. Not only did we have to make a devils food chocolate cake for this recipe, but we also had to whip up a batch of brownies for the filling. How decadent! This one really is one for the sweet toothed among us.
Rather than make the brownies from the cookbook like the recipe asked, I decided to leave them for a future week and use the super sugary recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. To say I had trouble keeping 4 aside for the chocolate filling is an understatement. I pretty much had to keep Kris' fingers off them by swinging a flaming torch whilst screaming 'BACK, BACK I TELLS YOU!'
I didn't have any 7" baking pans handy so I threw the mixture in my 20cm tin and took up residence in front on the oven with a cup of tea, making sure there was no burnage going on. Saying that, I did set fire to my nice oven glove while the brownies were baking, ooops! I don't know whether it was the fault of the bigger tins or I took the cakes out before they were ready but they turned out rather crumby, much like two giant brownies. I had quite a bit of trouble handling them and in some instances had to glue bits together with chocolate ganache. I think next time I'll make sure I have the right sized tins.
And now, my cake and I are off to my mums house for a lovely Easter lunch. Ta ta for now :)
Check out the Sweet Melissa Sunday bakers to see what everyone else came up with.