It’s National Chocolate Cake Day! I don’t know if other kinds of cake get their own days, too, but they sure as hell should. If, for any reason, I’m ever on death row and have to choose my last meal, I want to eat my way through a prison cell of confetti cake.
To celebrate chocolate cake, however, I made my first cake from scratch EVER yesterday: the Nudie Chocolate Banana Blackberry Cake from famed Philadelphia bakery Brown Betty Dessert Boutique. I highly recommend their cookbook for some great vintage recipes and stories! (Though maybe check back with me in a few hours to find out if all of my coworkers survived my first cakexperiment.)
Some guy in the communal kitchen did remark, “That’s not what frosting is supposed to look like,” but I don’t care because it was outrageously delicious even on my muted flu season taste buds.