Monday, January 25, 2010

Chocolate Tweed Angel Food Cake

I made this cake and this post with haste, so both look pretty rough.

This past weekend, my old roommate, Joelf (who moved out to go to the Dominican Republic for 2 months), came to visit in order to celebrate my current roommate's, Annmarie's, birthday. Her birthday party was also her Bon Voyage party as she is moving to New Zealand on Thursday. Hmm. Why have my roommates felt the need to move to foreign countries after living with me?

Anyhoots, with Joelf being here for only a few days and Annmarie being here for only a few days more, this weekend was jam packed with errands and social calls and one awesome birthday/goodbye party (more on that in my next post). I really wanted to try this cake, especially with more people around to eat it, so last night I busted out the cake and this morning I did the same with the frosting and put it all together in time for us to have it with brunch. We were all in a hurry today, as Joelf needed to get to the train station in time, so my usual care in putting a cake together was thrown out the window.

Oh well, it still tasted good!

Chocolate Tweed Angel Food Cake
the way i swirled the frosting makes it look like it's circling the drain

Chocolate Tweed Angel Food Cake
as you can see I didn't bother trying to level the cake

Chocolate Tweed Angel Food Cake
Cake innards. It looks a bit like whole wheat bread, doesn't it?

Chocolate Tweed Angel Food Cake
This is how we chose to serve the cake. Mmmm, bacon.

The verdict? The angel food cake was deliciously tender, moist, and not too sweet. I think I like the Chocolate Angel Food Cake from The Cake Bible better, but this is a close second. The frosting was also delicious, but all in all it was a bit too rich. I would have preferred to skip layering the cake and just frosted it, or served the whipped cream frosting on the side. Or skipping the frosting altogether. I really want to fill and frost a chocolate cake with this frosting. Not that we won't eat this cake exactly as it is, 'cause we have, and we will.

12 comments:

  1. Your cake looks awesome! First i have seen - serving cake with bacons and eggs! But the cake on its own without the cream does taste a bit like sweet bread though...

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  2. Looks wonderful - thanks for suggesting the cake be served with the whipped cream on the side. I think I'll do that when I serve it tonight.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  3. Breakfast or not, anytime = cake-time :o) It does look pretty rich with the whipped cream frosting. I was thinking of only filling it w/the whipped cream. Hopefully I get to it sometime later this week.

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  4. PS - as a child, my favorite part of bath time was waiting for the water to turn into a "tornado" as it swirled down the drain.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  5. Gee, I wonder why Denny's never thought to serve their all day breakfast with a side of this lusty cake? I am sure it would attract a crowd of dedicated devotees!
    It looks like a peppered white cloud!
    Yum.

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  6. Faithy, thanks! The cake wasn't necessarily a great pairing with the bacon and eggs but we needed to eat some protein before we dove into the cake. It makes for a hilarious photo, in my opinion.
    Oh yeah, I have had cake with eggs before!

    ButterYum, well, if you scoop some of the cake into bowls and serve with the frosting, it could still work! So sorry to see that your cake was a bit of a bust.

    Hanaa, I will be interested to see if your cake when you get around to making it! Cake time is anytime, I agree!

    Melinda, man, if Denny's started serving cake with breakfast the college kids would be all over that!

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  7. I actually liked the swirling cream on the top of the cake and the *rustic* layering. I always think that looks much better than a perfectly smooth cake. Tastier somehow!

    So sorry that everyone is leaving you for foreign shores, although it does give you great places to holiday.

    I love that virtuous piece of fruit sitting on your plate.

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  8. Hola ECL!

    The cake was delicious and tender :)

    and that plate was totally cleaned when I finished with it! I thought the piece of fruit was a nice touch, too!

    Love you and you need to come visit me in Montana--and in The D.R.

    Joelf

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  9. Nicola, thank you! I like rustic cakes, too. Cookie complained that it didn't look as good as my other recent cakes. But she ate it anyway!

    Joelf, thanks for commenting, homes! The fruit was the only truly healthy part of the whole meal, but it was all delicious. I will be coming to Montana! The DR--hopefully! I really want to.
    Love you too my friend.

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  10. Anonymous28/1/10 22:33

    don't i get any "props" for bringing the bacon? :(

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  11. As always ECL your cake looks so yummy. Love that you had it with breakfast. I am sure every college kid would flock to any place that served cake with their breakfast. I know my 3 would be all over it.

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  12. Oh Cookie, you are awesome for bringing home the bacon! No need for sad faces.

    Laurie, hi! It's been awhile. We sure enjoyed our cake for breakfast; it was a treat.

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