Squaring the circle

Recycled Chocolate cake. I love doing this shit. I made a chocolate cake for the office on Valentine’s day. God I hate frosting cakes. I admit I know hardly anything about making decent frosting. This is just melted chocolate, butter, raspberry jam and sour cream and it seems difficult to spread to me. Plus I hate thick frosting on cakes but this tastes lovely and who can really complain about chocolate. Well, I can complain about nearly anything but most of the people who work for me wouldn’t.

Usually this cake would have been consumed completely but not everyone in the office was eligible to have it (you had to have participated in our Valentine’s exchange and some people chose not to which is fine, but then, no cake for you. Said gleefully)

So after the mass feeding frenzy, I had 2 large slices leftover and several of the frosting-heavy end pieces. I cut all the frosting off the 2 large slices and threw it and all of the rest of the over-frosted pieces into the cuisineart and processed it with cream. The result was a lovely, easy-to-spread, creamy frosting that is utterly delicious. I pieced together and frosted the slices of cake, making something big enough for two and I will be serving to my friend Sandy with pot pie. More on that tomorrow. Assuming it was edible.

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