Kieran's orange chocolate birthday cake
The great thing about these is that they are fast and easy, and really tasty.
My new go-to chocolate cake recipe is this one:
It is quick and easy, very moist and super chocolatey - a must for chocolate cake.
I make it in a bowl, although you can mix it right in the cake pan as well. This was a double batch. I use milk for the liquid.
Then I added my frosting, one I had first tried at Easter.
It is easy and fast, and very good. It's just cream, grated orange rind, chocolate (I use Lindt bittersweet couverture) and butter.
I left it to cool and set, then Kieran and I worked on the decoration. I didn't want a frosting decoration - the party was outside and it was hot, I didn't want it to melt and run, so we used these tiny bits of coated chocolate from the bulk store that I had on hand, plus candy melts to make the balloons.
The cake was a hit, although it was too windy at the park for lit candles.