Samantha shares her birthday with my Mother in Law, who has recently moved closer to us, so this year we are hosting a birthday dinner at our house for the entire Morris Family. The party is usually focused on Samantha. She gets to plan the menu and the theme, but I usually try to at least find my Mother in Law her own Chocolate cake.
Now she is not picky, she would be happy with a chocolate cake from a box with chocolate frosting from a can.
But, because I am me, I have to make it amazing.
I LOVE flourless chocolate cake, I used to help with desserts at a restaurant in Logan and they had the best flourless chocolate cake. I used to bring a piece home every night after work, and if Rob was lucky I would share with him.
When we moved here we found that the Trolley had a really good flourless chocolate cake, we would stop in for a piece at least once a week. Rob even bought me a full cake for my 29th birthday.
They ended up switching to a different chocolate cake, I may have cried a few tears the day we found out.
And then I lost 5 pounds.
I figured the only solution was to learn how to make my own, and really how hard could it be.
Well it turns out it is a lot harder than I thought.
This was my first attempt, (recipe here) it was awful, and that is being nice.
The top was dry, hard, peeled off and then crumbled into pieces.
I think I need to find a recipe that has a few smaller layers, every flourless chocolate cake I have eaten is a few small layers combined to make one big cake.
I have two weeks to figure this out before I throw in the towel and order a cake from The Chocolate like I did last year.
Wish me luck!!