As many of you may know, I use only a hand mixer for my baking. I had everything set out and ready to make this cake, but when I tried to start the mixer, it was completely dead! It was too late to run out and buy another one, so I frantically looked around for an alternative. I noticed the whisk attachment for my immersion blender which I had never tried, so I decided to give it a shot. It actually seemed to work much to my surprise! Here are the results:
The cake is light with a rich chocolate taste and a subtle fruity/berry flavor. Delicious to eat chilled on a warm summer evening!
OMG - you have outdone yourself again. This is so perfectly wonderful, perspective, piano cover, texture, halo fruit - well, who needs a mixer - I can’t get them right with two KAs, 4 bowls, immersion beater, and hand mixer. And you go putting this glorious thing up here. Inspirational, to say the least. j
You never fail to amaze! It’s jaw droppingly gorgeous… So, now that your hand mixer has given up the ghost, are you going to come over to the dark side and get a stand mixer? Or are you a staunch hand mixer only kind of guy? I have a KA stand but last week gave into temptation and bought a hand mixer…it was a tough choice between the chrome Cuisinart or the KA, but in the end I went with the KA because it was a few ounces lighter. Maybe I should start using it exclusively and put the stand mixer in storage, if it will help my cakes look more like yours!
Loopy—re the choice of KA and Cuisinart: I’d say you made a better choice purchasing KA. I love the products I have from both companies, but I’ve found KA’s customer support is much better than Cuisinart’s.
Thank you everyone! Loopy, I don’t have any objection to stand mixers, I just don’t have counter space for one. My kitchen is very small, but I do hope to get one sometime in the future when I move. In the meanwhile, I will need to get another hand mixer. Julie, yes, I made the puree from frozen blackberries, and used the fresh for garnish.