Monday, April 26, 2010

chocolate cake with a splash of ovaltine.

Like I mentioned here, I like to bake in the midst of chaos. So, when I went home this weekend I made a cake. It was relaxing — like it always is — and the results were wonderful. I used Olivia's recipe. If you've never checked out her blog, everyday musings, I suggest you do immediately. There's a good chance a feeling of relaxation and warmth will come over you as you scroll through her archives. That's how all good blogs should make you feel, right? Anyway. I wouldn't change a thing about this recipe, except that I would add more Ovaltine. Malt reminds me of my childhood and I'm always feeling nostalgic, so I would definitely take the Ovaltine up a notch.

Here's Olivia's How-To post. Make sure you use an 8-inch round pan, and grease the sides and bottom with butter and coat the bottom with parchment. This cake is flourless, so it's meant to be extremely decadent. I served mine with strawberries. Olivia served hers with blueberries. I'm sure both are wonderful, and I bet a combination would be even better.




Sarah said...

This looks so delicious, and it is intensified because I'm hungry right now. I am impressed by how well all the stuff you bake seems to come out- mine always comes out yummy, but not the best looking. I love malt, also! I used to work at an ice cream shop on the beach, and would make myself "dusty road sundaes", which is a hot fudge sundae with malt on top :) mmmmmm...

Anyways, you are quite the chef! <3

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh that looks SO GOOD!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I so adore the idea of using Ovaltine in a recipe. Gosh I haven't had Ovaltine in ages - since I was in elementary school, at least! I think I would use strawberries as opposed to blueberries as well - yum! :)