We, the Cake Slice Bakers have come to the end of our road with Great Cakes by Carole Walter. For this month’s selection, we have the option of baking whatever we like. I chose the Chunky Chocolate Chip Cake. It’s very simple, easy to pull together and packs a mean chocolate punch. The original recipe included nuts but I chose not to add them in the off chance that my granddaughter would want to have a slice. Instead, I doubled up on the amount of chocolate chips.
Now please don’t take this the wrong way but you know what your mouth feels like when you eat a whopping spoonful of peanut butter? Yeah, one bite of this cake with double the chocolate chips feels like that. Oh but that is a good chocolate feeling!!
I also decided to bake in a loaf pan rather than the 9×13 pan called for in the recipe. Guess I went a little rogue on this one didn’t I.
Whenever I have a naked or semi naked cake, I like to brush the tops and sides with a bit of simple syrup. This helps to seal in any loose crumbs and the moisture.
For the glaze, I used two that I had on hand. One was light the other dark. The two combined lent a silk texture to the outside of the cake. A full covering would have been excessive. Ha, that sounds funny coming from me!
Since we began with this book last November there have been moments of triumph and several frustrations. As with most things in life, you hang on and do the best with what you have. I along with my fellow bakers am looking forward to our next year of baking.
In accordance with our baking groups protocol, it is suggested that we not share the recipe here without the author’s permission. Please visit the other bakers blogs to see what they have chosen this month.
I’ll also take this Chunky Chocolate Chip Cake to several link parties this week.