Chocolate Cake soaked with Chocolate Syrup and filled with whipped cream and crushed oreo cookies.
My blog is one year and a bit. I can’t believe how quickly a year has come. It has been an incredible journey. Funny thing is i have always been social media shy. So for me to start a blog was a big deal, a year ago i wouldn’t even share a picture of cake i made on facebook. Until Toyin, a wonderful incredible lady challenged me to start blogging and set up my facebook page. When i say incredible, Toyin is all that and more. She has a website called Thirty after Thirty, go take a look. My family have had a year of being my unpaid tasters, prop holders and many many unpaid roles. I owe them a massive thank you for being so supportive, for sharing my posts and spreading the word. They encouraged me not to give up. I am grateful for the all the people who took the time to visit my blog, thank you for your comments and the shares on social media. Thank you to the all the talented people out there who have shared tutorials, beautiful creations and delicious recipes.
It is layers of rich chocolate cake, soaked in chocolate syrup and filled with whipped cream and crushed cookies. With each bite you get moist cake, creamy filling and a slight crunch from the chocolate cookies. The idea for this cake came from my daughter Esme and her friend. I took my favorite chocolate cake recipe and made some variations. Brown sugar was substituted for white sugar. The brown sugar aids in producing a more moist cake and the flavour from the molasses in the brown sugar compliments cocoa in the cake. The layers of chocolate cake was dabbed with chocolate syrup using a pastry brush when i was stacking and filling the chocolate cake. For the filling of the chocolate cake i made cookies and cream frosting. Cream and icing sugar was whisked till stiff peaks formed and crushed chocolate cookies folded in . To stabilise the cream melted gelatin was added. The gelatin stiffens whipped cream and makes the it hold shape longer. The cookies and cream filling is light , fluffy and delicious. To finish off i frosted the outside of the chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream.
This blog has evolved into so much than i thought it would be. It started out as Cakes by ChiChi and i decided to make a slight name change to Bakes By ChiChi. Here’s to celebrating Bakes By ChiChi.
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