Vincent (and Mary) Price’s Dark Mocha Cake

This is probably the BEST movie star chocolate cake recipe ever, BUT, a word of warning, do not think you can get up early to make this, and still get into work on time.  That is not going to happen.

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Our much beloved work colleague Luke resigned recently, much to everyone’s shock, and has gone off to pastures new.  The occasion had to be marked with a cake and I decided on this one.  Man, it was delicious but Lordy it took a long time to make.

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I love Julie’s look of concentration as she cuts the cake, goodness knows what my boss Alan just said to shock me so much!

Vincent Price's Dark Mocha Cake

We are too lazy to wash up plates at work, so we used industrial hand wipes.  Not very attractive!

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I love this version of Vincent’s cake made by Nicole and Megan at Brutal as Hell.  

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Their cake is much prettier than mine, I didn’t think to cut each cake into halves, but if I ever make this again (on a day when I don’t have to get to work, of course) I might try a bit harder with my presentation…

Nicole and Megan wrote a lovely blog post about Vincent’s cake which includes the recipe, so hop over there and have a look – the recipe is there too.

This cake is MEGA.

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2 Responses to Vincent (and Mary) Price’s Dark Mocha Cake

  1. Greg 1 Jun, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    Looks yummy! The photos from work cracked me up…the industrial towels look so pitiful after you put so much labor into that delicious cake. But I (and I’m sure many others) can identify…after you work so hard making something and then fail to get a good photo before it’s all gone! Yours may not have looked half bad if you hadn’t included Nicole and Megan’s perfect photo (but I enjoyed their write-up too). With Luke gone now, does that mean there’s a job opening? Where do we apply? I just want to be there for the cakes!

  2. Jenny 4 Jun, 2016 at 6:00 am #

    Ha ha – this really made me laugh. It’s so true about not getting photos sometimes before the cake has been completely scoffed. I often forget.

    I am so jealous of Nicole and Megan’s version. I MIGHT try to do one that looks like theirs sometime. If I can get over the memory of what my kitchen looked like when I got home from work after running around like a lunatic trying to get that cake made before I left!

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