Can we have some more cake, please?
Yes, that was what my colleagues asked me this morning, after they have tasted this Crazy Nuts Cake which I made last night…
A simple soft moist chocolate cake, coated with more chocolate and sprinkled with caramelized hazelnuts and almonds…
The texture looked a bit dense here because the cake was just removed from the fridge and you know how chilled chocolate cake would be. Leave it a bit longer at room temperature for the cake to “fluff out” and the texture will be softer! Anyway, I’m glad everyone loved this 😉
And while we are talking about cakes, here’s my Fruitcake, which is now on Version 3…
… meaning I have revised the recipe 3 times since I first made it! Hmmm…. I think this should be just right now 🙂 As you can see, the cake is not too heavy on fruits… so you actually eat some CAKE and not just mixed dried fruits! The chopped almonds and walnuts give a nice crunchy bite to it. And those bits of red you see there – those are not the usual sickeningly-sweet glaced cherries… those are cranberries!
I like to cut my Fruitcake into small pieces and nibble on them slowly…. more so to avoid over-pigging-out! It kinda makes sense, right? Smaller pieces, less cake, less calorie-intake… but then, how about MANY MANY small pieces? Yeah, I know… it kinda defeats the purpose too 😛
.. but if cut into too small pieces can be "dangerous" too leh! – too easy to pop into mouth and eat. lol.
Life for Beginners says
Oh we can always have more CAKE! 😀
stoooop! ok, i don't wanna read your blog anymore … u always tempt me to look for cake for dinner, but i can never find any that look as good as yours 😛
Precious Pea says
Wahh….i can imagine how chocolatey the cake is. Pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream…BLISS!!
choi yen says
I also want to be your colleague 🙂
"Joe" who is constantly craving says
wheres the recipe!?
Where's our share???
Sarah Wu says
Great depth of field on the first shot. They all look so delicious!
CUMI & CIKI says
damn good! I like version 3, josen prefers 2. 2 had the rose water flavour (too much i felt) but josen liked the moistness of no.2. No3. was slightly more dry, but I liked the nuts!
J: Yeah, that's the WHOLE problem, lol!
LFB: Yes, we certainly can! Let's cake soon!
Sean: LOL – you'are always too booked-up for dinner la 😛
Precious Pea: That's such a great idea – but oh-so-sinful! LOL
Choi Yen: Haha, you don't need to work here!
Joe: Are you baking cakes now??
Jason: When is our makan date??
Sarah: Thanks 🙂 Still learning!
Ciki: Wow, thanks for the feedback, babe! Will try for Ver.4 now 😉
The whole family loves your cake. Cna order kah? 😉