Let us eat cake

Sometimes, when the weather is getting you down, the only answer is to make a cake…

Make a cake

Make a cake

Especially when your hens think that it’s spring and so you have an abundance of eggs…

Lots of eggs

Lots of eggs

Today’s cake is chocolate…

Freshly baked

Freshly baked

With a chocolate butter cream filling and a chocolate ganache topping…

Yum!

Yum!

I’ve posted the recipe for the cake before… it’s very simple. That’s all I have to say on the matter, except that if this weather continues much longer, I will be the size of an elephant!

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  1. So, tea’s round at yours, then? I can relate. I have a slab of home-made gingerbread which is calling my name every time I pass the kitchen… And I like the snail shaped egg holder!

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    • Yes, let’s have a tea party!
      The egg thingy is officially called an ‘eggskelter’… doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue! It is great, because it saves all the fumbling about in a basket trying to find the oldest eggs.

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      • I have to keep mine in the fridge due to the climate, and then remember to take them out in time to reach room temperature before I start baking.

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  2. Nom! That looks delicious…way to go, hens! πŸ™‚

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  3. Yum indeed! I believe in “bake it better” πŸ™‚

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  4. The first picture made me immediately reminisce about the time when I would either be able to lick the spoon or wipe the bowl with my finger after the mixing was over.
    The last picture just looks scrumptious.Is there any left before I start walking?
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  5. Home-made chocolate ganache cake!? – you are too cruel.

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  6. It’s a great excuse (egg surplus). I may have to get chickens for that very reason…
    I’m currently thinking up a design for your Masterpiece if you’re still accepting pieces. It’s really got me thinking about your project and what we can do in our own little communities.

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    • Oh yes, still accepting contributions… had a lovely package from South Carolina yesterday; it’s really exciting to receive the squares and read what people have written.

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  7. I’ve been dying to do some real cooking lately, but the hot weather has definitely discouraged using the oven to heat up the house any more than it already is! In the last few days the temp has finally dropped, HURRAH! That meant last night I finally gave in and was making biscuits at midnight. πŸ˜€

    Baking makes everything better. πŸ˜€

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    • I hate it when it’s too hot to bake… fortunately that’s very rare round here!

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      • It’s even been too hot to cook anything at all…. 😦 recently we’ve been living off things like cold tuna or chicken from my friend who runs the local char grill chicken shop! The kids are completely sick of salad now…..

        The only time I’ve been doing any real cooking is when I’m home alone and have time to cool the house back down again before the kids and the Man get home. Today I’m sitting here with a shawl around my shoulders as a storm yesterday meant pouring rain and plummeting temperatures! πŸ˜€

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  8. Excuse me, I think I have some drool…

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