It`s Hearts In My Oven`s 3rd Blogiversary!!!!! YAYYY!! Sorry for all the exclamation marks, but I`m just so excited! 😀 My little internet space turned 3 this past Sunday. Of course, as tradition, I baked cake to celebrate! 🙂
I`m always excited every year for this, because I get to dream up, bake, and eat a yummy cake until I get a food baby. Who am I kidding, I always have a food baby! Haha! This might be a baking/sweets blog and cake does show up, but not cakes that take too much time. Bundt cakes, sure. Those are 1 pan, simple glaze or frosting cakes. But, cakes with more than 1 layer and frosted all pretty…well, I don`t have too much time for those. The baking, chilling, frosting, and more chilling process is a lot of work. Also, I don`t have enough people to eat the whole cake (my parents aren`t too fond of cakes).
This year, I knew I wanted to bake a chocolate cake as I discovered that I am a chocolate cake fan, but only if the cake is actually good. No, really, Lynna? It`s because a chocolate cake from the grocery store does not cut it with my taste buds. For the past 2 blogiversaries, I`ve made a lemon cake and a berry cake. Both were lighter flavors so I wanted to change it up a little. Plus, the Brown Betty Cookbook hasn`t disappointed me yet! I`ve loved everything I baked from it!
At first I was going to fill the cake with caramel, but decided it might be too sweet (plus, sticky-ish) as a filling. I wanted to make those large, circular dollops to decorate the cake, as I`ve been seeing them everywhere. I had to decide between making them as meringues or just dollops of frosting. I didn`t have that much time on my hands, so I did the latter. I`ve also been seeing a lot of nudie cakes or cakes that are barely frosted, so I went with that look since I`m not too big on loads of frosting. With less frosting, the cake isn`t so heavy! I love a good cream cheese frosting and this might be my go-to frosting from now on.
Thank you so so much for visiting my little internet food blog! Thank you for taking time from your days to read my posts that are ridden with horrible grammar, typos, and weirdness. Thank you for not poking out your eyeballs from looking at my (mostly, bad) food photos!! Thank you for making my day with your comments. 🙂 I appreciate and love you all. ♥
I wish I could post more often, but I`m preparing for two big exams for grad school, and making just a single post takes hours, so bare with me! Trust me, I rather bake and share goodies with you, rather than freak out about failing at life!!! So, for this week, let`s have some amazing chocolate cake. Because, this chocolate cake deserves to be devoured and my blog turned 3!