Monday, 27 February 2012

My SuperYummyChocaMochaHazelnuttyButtercreamyBrownie cake

So this is the cake i made for my mum's birthday. I couldn't decide what kind of cake to make so the bottom layer is brownie and the top is mocha, which sounds nice. Unfortunately I forgot to put baking paper in the tin with the brownie and so i sort of crumbled it to pieces trying to get it out. Also I didn't put enough coffee in the mocha. Oh yeah, and then there is the whole incident with me trying to make a chocolate hazelnut layer :  i didn't realise there weren't enough eggs until after i had ground up the chocolate, hazelnut, flour mixture;  tried to think of something useful to do with a useless mixture; melted it with even more chocolate; placed it on a sheet of baking paper to set in the fridge; finally acknowledged that the chocolate-to-hazelnut ratio was way out of whack, and thus it wasn't going to set; was left with a peculiar, useless piece of half solid... stuff (for lack of a better word). 

Luckily, I was able to glue the brownie layer together with icing, which was coffee butter-cream to make up for the minimum amount of coffee in the mocha layer. And as for the peculiar, useless piece of half solid stuff - i used it as a topping for the cake which added a welcome layer of crunch. It actually ended up as something frankly delicious and i intend to make it again one day.