I made two cakes for the September/October birthday celebrations this year. Usually we have two celebrations. Chris and my Aunt Carol come first, and then mine. This year, Chris and Aunt Carol opted out of a celebration, so we kind of celebrated all three birthdays at once.
Because Chris doesn’t like chocolate I made this Honey Bee Cake. It’s a buttermilk cake with a honey glaze. Baking it, I was reminded that I’m not the greatest fan of honey’s super-sticky properties. The cake itself was quite good.
This was the chocolate choice of the night. It’s a Jam Cake with Caramel Chocolate Ganache. I didn’t quite get the caramel right, so the taste was very faint. Other than that, this was a moist, lightly spiced cake. I’ve made a lot of the cakes in the Vintage Cakes cookbook. We’re down to the ones that either have an ingredient I can’t justify purchasing, (The Harvey Wallbanger, which calls for 2 tablespoons of Galliano) or the ones that don’t appeal to me (Bananna Cake with Coffee Walnut Buttercream.) Looking over the table of contents, there are a few more I want to bake, but this project is tapering off.