Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolcate Bundt Cake with dusting of icing sugar
Chocolate Bundt Cake with dusting of icing sugar

I made the Chocolate Guinness Cake again this weekend and I think I have my definitive recipe – this time I added Chinese Five-Spice Powder, with some cinnamon. The flavour is dense, but not overpowering, and also slightly unusual. I think the recipe is ready for ‘The Book’!

Cake Shapes

I have some new toys! I have been thinking about The Cake Book and need to get it moving. One of the ideas is to have a distinctive shape for each kind of cake, well, some distinctive shapes – inevitably most cakes will be round, and several will be baked in sandwich tins, but I felt a few unusual shapes would be ‘a good idea’. Hence the new toys!

Carrot Cake is for a musician friend, but I draw the line at instrument-shaped cakes – at least at this point! So, I think this shape could look good – perhaps the friend will have other ideas.

Shape for Carrot Cake
Shape for Carrot Cake