It’s a misty Victoria Day here on Prince Edward Island.
We’re celebrating the Queen’s Birthday
and, in honour of the occasion,
I am baking a cake.
I should have baked a Victorian sponge, since I heard on CBC radio this morning that it was the most popular cake in the Victorian era.
I didn’t know that, but fortunately Lovella did!
She whipped up a gorgeous looking Victorian sponge.
However, since this is a royal celebration, I think two kinds of cake are definitely in order.
I don’t think they were eating this cake in the Victorian Age, but it is the most popular cake in our era
and in my household.
My mother always made Duncan Heinz Deep Chocolate Cake Mix with an added egg and an instant chocolate pudding mix. A very delicious cake.
I’ve made it numerous times. It always turns out.
But I’ve wanted a “made from scratch” chocolate cake.
Call it baker’s pride.
I don’t mind, because after years of homemade chocolate cake flops,
I think I have finally found the recipe that rivals DH.
Think moist, deep, dark, rich, melt in your mouth, chocolate flavour.
I even made the fluffy white frosting. Mmm mm!
I wanted a good picture for you – one with the fork loaded with chocolately goodnness heading right toward your mouth
But I was having trouble balancing the fork and the camera.
All the pictures were out of focus.
But I’m not one easily discouraged, and finally, after ten mouthfuls, er, shots,
I took one that was in focus.
Wasn’t that sweet of me? 🙂
Thanks to Suzanne of Chickens In The Road – an entertaining blogger who writes from her farm in West Virginia. If you like life on the farm, drop over for a visit and don’t forget to check out her recipe index.
Finally, homemade cake success!
Fit for a Queen’s birthday!
Happy Victoria Day!