February 4th, 2010
I took a stand this week, and it did me no good. I ended up with really dry mini-cakes. Though they were exceptionally cute.
On principle, I refused to go out in cold and snow just to buy whole milk for the fraction of a cup this recipe called for. I used the skim I had in my fridge. And that was a mistake.
The cake was delicious, but it totally needed a big glass of (skim) milk to wash it down, as well as a plate to catch all the crumbs that came off in big chunks. I had pieces breaking off around the delicious walnut-cocoa-sugar swirl. I hoped that piping the melted-chocolate-and-corn-syrup glaze over the top would help - and it was delicious - but the cake remains drier than I would like. I think the fat from whole milk would have made a world of difference.
The Other Eater and I split the valentine treat above for breakfast on Sunday, and the rest went to a baby shower I co-hosted Sunday afternoon. I few made it home from that, but they remain uneaten in my beautiful cake dome four days later. That can’t be a good sign.
Thanks to Kristin from I’m Right About Everything for choosing it.