I left Ithaca where it was a chilly 10F for California, where countless friends and family members had been bragging about the warm weather.
The second I landed, the weather turned rainy and cold. It’s been raining for 5 days straight. I have the worst luck.
So since I’ve been stuck at home, I
worked on the never ending report! made a cake (among other things).
Okay really I made 2 cakes. Both were mistakes. My brother asked me to make a cake for a party he’s going to. For some reason I thought his party was on Monday December 20th. Nope, it’s on Thursday December 23rd.
Clearly a cake made on December 19th would be no good by the 23rd. So instead, I took one to a party, and another was made for family friends.
Chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse and frosted with raspberry whipped cream.
I didn’t try it, but I can only imagine it’s good.
Facebook wall confirmed.
Now, you know everyone favorite part of making layer cakes… leveling off the top?
Well I had a lot of leveled off cake tops after making 2 layer cakes. So instead of stuffing my face, which ordinarily is my favorite thing to do. I decided to make something exciting.
Chocolate Rum Balls
1 1/2 cups crumbled chocolate cake
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 tbsp dark rum
1 tbsp honey
Extra powdered sugar, cocoa powder, or melted chocolate
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Any good Guatemalan household has Guatemalan Rum…
Use your hands to form it all into a mass. Break off pieces and roll into one inch little balls.
Then you can roll them in powdered sugar, cocoa powder or dip them in melted chocolate. Refrigerate for a few hours and serve!
My brother gave one to my niece; she wasn’t a fan.
Me on the other hand… I’ve eaten about 5 today… Clearly I hated them.
Now I need to figure out what cake to actually make for my brother’s gathering.
In the meantime…