My ol' blog has been very neglected over the past couple of years, which has been mainly due to my Mum being very ill and eventually passing away last year. A heart wrenching life changing event. I now have more time on my hands again, and a few friends have said to me I must start blogging again. I pondered this for some time, but came to the conclusion “Why not?” I used to enjoy blogging.
So here I am, with my first tentative steps into the blogging world again. I’m going to start with a cake I made just after Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson came out. Her Dark and Sumptuous Vegan Chocolate Cake. It is a truly fabulous dark chocolate cake, much loved by my daughter, so much so in fact that she asked for it for her recent birthday, with some alterations! See below. I must tell you that both times I’ve made it the icing has gone fudgey, not ganache like in consistency as it was when Nigella made it on the TV. Though we as a family like fudgy, so no big issue there.
You can find the recipe from the book on Nigella’s website here.