I Found My Cake Plate

Chocolate Bourbon Cake

I don’t know how one exactly loses a large, glass cake plate but I did.  After searching my house and turning it upside down just so I could put the damn cake plate in a place where it could easily be found for when I need it, I couldn’t locate it.  And I searched, people.  The entire kitchen, the basement, all the closets… no cake plate.  This Saturday, I found it.  In the basement.  It was hidden inside a Target bag and then tucked into a large serving bowl.  I put it there… and now I question why I turned the cake plate into a snow ninja.

The important thing is that I found it.  Because I had a cake to put on it.  A cake that I’d been dying to make and after I had, I was so worried I had messed it up.  But I took it to dinner anyway.  When I say that this cake was the best idea I had all week, I mean it.

I remember Miss Wendipants over at Bon Appetit Hon pointing me into the direction of this cake.  I wanted it the second my eyes read the ingredients.  Chocolate is always a win in my mouth.  Just add bourbon and I’m yours for a weekend.  I gathered up the missing ingredients over the past couple weeks and settled in for a baking lesson on Saturday.

I think I baked it a tad too long because my cake did crack.  The cracks did not distract from the important part of the dessert, though.  It was so rich of chocolate, heavy and moist, a hint of bourbon… superb.  The fresh whipped cream Nazzie threw on the table with it was a perfect sidekick.  I don’t usually make decadent desserts but I believe they need become a bigger part of my life.  In other words, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want more.

{Chocolate Bourbon Cake @ Bon Appetit Hon}

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March 21, 2011 - 10:40 am

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - Between the cake pans and cake plate dramas, I was starting to think maybe the Universe didn’t want you to meet this cake…given your predisposition for chocolate and bourbon it could become your own private crack. I’m glad you persevered but I stand ready for an intervention if needed ; )

March 21, 2011 - 11:06 am

Shelly B - Chocolate cake and Bourbon. How can you go wrong? Thanks, by the way, for making me want cake for lunch. And Bourbon. :)

March 21, 2011 - 11:21 am

J. Smith - The cake is so moist it might benefit from cheesecake treatment to prevent cracks: on the lower rack place an oven proof dish filled with water (I use a muffin tin!) It will keep the oven humid to prevent the cracks but still make sure the cake gets fully cooked in the middle.

March 21, 2011 - 11:58 am

Dionne @ Try Anything Once - I love finding things like this. We must be sync’d because I lost my cake plate too. >:( I have yet to find it though. I am loving the sound of this cake, my dear! I don’t care what plate I have to use I think I need some of this.

March 21, 2011 - 10:45 pm

Jessica - That cake. YUM. I now have a major craving :)

March 23, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Angie - Mmmm…bourbon & chocolate…

March 24, 2011 - 9:32 am

shutterboo » Blog Archive » You Might Think I’m Lazy - […] I’m just really good at misplacing stuff because I lost that cake plate for almost a year.  Now if I could only lose the stuff I won’t miss.  Like dust bunnies.  […]

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