Thursday, December 2, 2010

Can we have MORE cake?

Can we have some more cake, please?

Yes, that was what my colleagues asked me this morning, after they have tasted this Crazy Nuts Cake which I made last night...

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A simple soft moist chocolate cake, coated with more chocolate and sprinkled with caramelized hazelnuts and almonds...

The texture looked a bit dense here because the cake was just removed from the fridge and you know how chilled chocolate cake would be.  Leave it a bit longer at room temperature for the cake to "fluff out" and the texture will be softer!  Anyway, I'm glad everyone loved this ;-)
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And while we are talking about cakes, here's my Fruitcake, which is now on Version 3...

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... meaning I have revised the recipe 3 times since I first made it!  Hmmm.... I think this should be just right now :-)  As you can see, the cake is not too heavy on fruits... so you actually eat some CAKE and not just mixed dried fruits!  The chopped almonds and walnuts give a nice crunchy bite to it.  And those bits of red you see there - those are not the usual sickeningly-sweet glaced cherries... those are cranberries!

I like to cut my Fruitcake into small pieces and nibble on them slowly.... more so to avoid over-pigging-out!  It kinda makes sense, right?  Smaller pieces, less cake, less calorie-intake... but then, how about MANY MANY small pieces?  Yeah, I know... it kinda defeats the purpose too :-P

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19 comments:

J said...

Oooh. Yummmms...

.. but if cut into too small pieces can be "dangerous" too leh! - too easy to pop into mouth and eat. lol.

Life for Beginners said...

Oh we can always have more CAKE! :D

Sean said...

stoooop! ok, i don't wanna read your blog anymore ... u always tempt me to look for cake for dinner, but i can never find any that look as good as yours :P

Precious Pea said...

Wahh....i can imagine how chocolatey the cake is. Pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream...BLISS!!

choi yen said...

I also want to be your colleague :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wheres the recipe!?

jason said...

Where's our share???

Sarah Wu said...

Great depth of field on the first shot. They all look so delicious!

CUMI & CIKI said...

damn good! I like version 3, josen prefers 2. 2 had the rose water flavour (too much i felt) but josen liked the moistness of no.2. No3. was slightly more dry, but I liked the nuts!

PureGlutton said...

J: Yeah, that's the WHOLE problem, lol!

PureGlutton said...

LFB: Yes, we certainly can! Let's cake soon!

PureGlutton said...

Sean: LOL - you'are always too booked-up for dinner la :P

PureGlutton said...

Precious Pea: That's such a great idea - but oh-so-sinful! LOL

PureGlutton said...

Choi Yen: Haha, you don't need to work here!

PureGlutton said...

Joe: Are you baking cakes now??

PureGlutton said...

Jason: When is our makan date??

PureGlutton said...

Sarah: Thanks :-) Still learning!

PureGlutton said...

Ciki: Wow, thanks for the feedback, babe! Will try for Ver.4 now ;-)

UnkaLeong said...

The whole family loves your cake. Cna order kah? ;)