So how do you know for sure that a cake is extraordinary delicious? Could it be if you ate two slices while having your mother’s group over, one more slice once they left and then one more slice after dinner? I think so…
So before I start, let me just make sure that a “mother’s group” is also a concept outside of Denmark, so you all know what I’m talking about? Well, it’s a group of mothers (first-time mothers in my case) that all live close to each other, that meet up once a week with the babies, go on walks with the strollers, have coffee together, discuss the ups and downs of being a new mother. I love it! I really enjoy meeting someone who is also sleep-deprived, who is also constantly confused about what date and day of the week it is, and who has also gone God-knows-how-many days without makeup and decent clothes haha.
Yesterday it was my first time to host the group, so of course I had to bake a cake for the occasion. This cake has actually been on the blog before, but this time a gave it a new look. If you haven’t already guessed it, I’m referring to the delicious luxury chocolate cake with chocolate ganache. In the original recipe I had added a hint of Zacapa rum to the chocolate ganache (because I loooove rum with some good dark chocolate), but since we’re a group of breastfeeding mothers alcohol is a definite no-go, so instead I just used rum essence, which turned out pretty good as well.
The recipe (find it here) is intended for one large cake. However I divided the batter in two and baked two smaller cakes. One for my mother’s group and one for me and my boyfriend. Yes, that’s two cakes for me. Clever, right?
As a side note it’s worth mentioning that this cake is so easy to bake, that I managed to bake and decorate it with a colic baby in my arms. So if I can do it, you definitely can too!