What better way to end the blogging year than with cake??
We're going to a small New Year's gathering with a handful of friends, Chinese food and fun. We're FINALLY getting to try one of my new Cake Doctor recipes. This one is called "Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Chocolate Toffee Frosting."
Ever notice just how good a cake baking makes your house smell? That's one of the best smells in the world right there. And the Cake Doctor, Ann Bryn, is right: it's ok to make cake from a mix, but the frosting is best made from scratch. This cake has a chocolate ganache frosting, with toffee candy bits. I always thought that ganache was this big fancy-pants thing.....really it's heavy whipping cream and chocolate chips. Simplicity is a beautiful thing! Know what makes you feel instantly like a kid again? Licking the beaters after making the frosting. Brian offered one of the beaters to Will and he asked for something else to eat. Gee...first the kid doesn't like ice cream, and now won't lick mix off a beater?? Whose kid is he? :)
I wish all of you a Happy, Healthy 2010, filled with new recipes and new experiences!