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Wedding cake

April 13, 2010

When my dear friend Sandy contacted me two days before her wedding asking if I had any ideas as to where she could obtain a wedding cake and sister Deb – cake-maker extraordinaire – was unavailable, there was nothing for it but to offer to do it myself. And of course, in all things creative, I turn to the oh so talented Kacey who seems to be able to pull off any event and make it magical.

So I made the one cake that I was confident I could make – with Taiji’s help of course.

And asked Kacey to decorate it.

And decorate it, she did!

Beautiful couple, beautiful cake, beautiful place, beautiful moment.

Devil’s Food Cake

(don’t read anything into the name of this cake! I have no idea why it’s called this)

2 cups organic spelt flour

2 cups organic rapadura sugar

1/2 cup organic cocoa powder

1 1/2 tspns bicarb soda

1 1/2 cups organic milk

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 tspn vanilla

2 eggs

Put all ingredients in a bowl together and mix

Grease and line a 20cm pan

Bake in a slow to moderate oven until skewer comes clean when inserted into cake – approx 45 min.

We like to use organic ingredients whenever possible and prefer spelt flour and rapadura but this cake can be made with wheat flour and brown or white sugar.  You can also replace the coconut oil with melted butter.

Thanks to The Healthy Home Economist for this recipe.

Deb’s divine icing – chocolate ganache  (pure heaven!)

300ml pouring cream

500gm dark chocolate (bits or chopped up chocolate)

Bring cream to the boil, turn off and add chocolate – push the chocolate in under the surface of the cream. Stir it, leave it for a bit, stir it, leave it for a bit, and so on. Gradually the chocolate melts and combines with the cream to make a rich chocolate ganache. Refrigerate until the right consistency for icing the cake.

For a 3-tiered cake as in the photo above, you would need to adjust the recipe considerably. I did 6 times the quantity from memory and ended up with one small extra 20cm cake.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Rebecca permalink
    April 13, 2010 4:32 pm

    Cool cake!!

  2. April 13, 2010 5:24 pm

    Gee that cakes looks wonderful!

  3. christina Houen permalink
    April 13, 2010 8:30 pm

    Wow! It sounds such a lovely simple, and relatively cheap recipe, and as pure as a cake can be. If and when I need to make a cake for a family occasion, I’ll make this one as I am sure it would be a big success. The icing sounds wonderful too.

    And I bet Taiji had fun helping make it, not to mention cleaning out the bowl afterwards!

    • April 13, 2010 9:29 pm

      Yes luckily there was enough mixture to supply Taiji’s clothes and face as well as the cake itself!

  4. April 13, 2010 9:13 pm

    this WAS a DELICIOUS cake for a beautiful wedding. thanks for the recipe so now i can make my own. cake that is, not wedding……

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