Coffee,Chocolate,Cake – My three favourite C’s in a combo Just for you!!
Coffee Chocolate Cake with a Maple Butter Cream Frosting!! I am really at loss of words to describe this marvellous flavour some cake.
This Coffee Chocolate Cake is a layered cake with infused Coffee Chocolate Flavours in the cake, frosted with the natural essence of maple syrup and topped with chocolate ganache. Well, Chocolate indulgence didn’t end here. I add a pile of chocolate shards to finish off the cake. You could use some chocolate curls too. How exciting isn’t it?
I made us this cake in November for our official house warming ceremony. You may or may not be aware that we officially moved to our ‘New’ Home in October. It had been an exciting and taxing phase those 3 months when I had almost forgotten my baby blog existed. I was spending 50% of my day with my handyman and at the hardware store, plumbing stores shortlisting and picking the needed stuff for the house.
We were also redecorating the downstairs clock room before moving in, as the house had fixtures from early 80’s. The light fixture was so long that we could do a head bang, Loo with a stainless steel lever and yuks the carpet !! That was last thing we could think off.
Finding the perfect things to make it our fancy contemporary clock room was adventurous. Amidst this either the handy man or the Tile Stores in Hampton – one of them goofed up on the quantity. We didn’t realise until the handyman began his work and he tells me ” Sandy = you have only ordered one third of the portion needed and I really couldn’t believe” We had already gone overboard, redoing the whole house. Since the tiles we chose comes exclusively from Italy, I had call the Tile Emporium and place an order for 3 times the previous quantity.
When I called my better half, he was in between his meeting and said – just paint the walls. We have gone over board. Just hung the phone call and went ahead with the order. But what was bothering me, rather ‘us’ was who went wrong in quantity of tiles – was it the Tile Emporium or was it the handyman?
A little bit of detective work and we found the piece of scribbled paper work with measurements and it was my handyman’s handwriting. I ensured to take it to him and made sure he understands he was at mistake and not the rest. He is a cheerful handyman who can lighten up the whole atmosphere with his “Mama Mia..”
These little instances still stay with me and all the extra hassle paid off. Even after 4 months, We still have friends and family saying ” Wow – looking at the cloakroom !” What more can I ask for. Every little personal touch made the difference.
Oopsie, I got carried away sharing my experience with the cloakroom. We celebrated with a handful of really close friends and this cake was the star for the celebration.