Help. I need some words of support. I am about to make one of Rose’s recipes for the first time - the Ultimate Chocolate Cake [I’ve never been good with names, something like that…] and considering doing the layering with fudge sauce, and going easy to top it with whipped cream cause I’m not going to make vanilla ice cream with vodka [does that sound divine or what?] and brandied cherries - I have to draw the line somewhere.
Still, a perfectionist at heart, I’m tormented because I’m skipping adding a liqueur to the cake - what Rose says really brings out the chocolate. However she calls the hot fudge sauce layering with ultimate chocolate Chocolate Torture, so I guess I’ll be okay. Now I’m gonna be really gutsy. As exactingly specific as her recipes are, I wouldn’t dream of altering them - however, she adds coffee [instant espresso] to the fudge sauce. I adore coffee - and cinnamon - added to chocolate - it enhances the richness and depth of flavor no end. So if I do the fudge sauce I will be compelled to add a dash of cinnamon. There I’ve said it. Are you with me . . anyone? Will the Chocolate Torture police arrive in the middle of the night and haul me off to chocoholic prison? I’m just going to have to risk it - my cat will protect me, she has sharp claws, used to be feral. Maybe my husband will too, he loves me, but . . . he’d be happy w/any kind of chocolate cake s maybe not.
And lastly, am I nuts. It’s just a cake, isn’t it? If my friends like it great. If not, tough. [big words for a chocoholic and a perfectionist.]
happy new year,