Is this possibly the best Silver Screen Suppers chocolate cake EVER? It has pipped Gloria Swanson’s, Shirley Temple’s, Fred MacMurray’s and even Celia Johnson’s I think… This cake provoked more debate at work than any other I have ever made for my colleagues’ delight and delectation. Comments included “consistency is spot on” and from Lucy “close to perfection”. As Lucy is an excellent baker I count this as high praise indeed. I just put jam in the middle (homemade blackberry & raspberry jam from the Beaconsfield jam making jamboree) but I’m going to make it again with buttercream too. Obi says if I do that he “might explode”. That would be fun.
I got up early for work to make this for my boss’s birthday but he was off sick so we ate it without him – ha ha! We sent him this picture to make him jealous – that is pure glee!
I have promised to make him another one when he is better and I will post the recipe here too. Mind you, I don’t want Cathy to find it. I mentioned to her that this was a triumph and asked if chocolate cake was one of the categories in the Muswell Hill Horticultural Society spring show baking challenges and she said, “Oh no – I see a battle for category 51…”
The gauntlet is down!
In other news, I’ve been adding photos to my pinterest page – it’s new and I don’t really understand how pinterest works but check it out if you like – Movie Stars and Food – if you have any pictures of movie stars eating or drinking about your person please do send them over! Until then, cheers Irene, here’s to Vinegar Chocolate Cake, Beer and Pretzels!