Friday, 18 January 2008

Christmas Tradition - Cake for the Godparents


Another one of the traditions that have sprung up in recent years is the giving of a cake to my son's Godparents and their 3 lovely daughters for Christmas. Each year I try and make something different although there is normally some semblance of chocolate in the cake! Everyone loves chocolate!

In 2006, I made a Rehrucken Cake and that was actually one of the first pictures I posted on this blog. For Christmas just past, (i.e. Christmas 2007) I decided to make a Chocolate Rum Log - taking inspiration from the Daring Bakers Challenge of a Yule Log. I had also made a similar log for my own family in 2006 but as usual, I tried to improve on it.

The Chocolate Rum Log I made was basically my Chocolate Cake recipe but infused with a lot of rum. For the icing, I added some Dark Chocolate to my usual icing recipe together with a substantial amount of rum. I baked the cake in a log pan I have that also has a thinner, smaller pan for the branches. I then cut a diagonal off the larger log and placed it on top as the knot of the large branch.

Again, taking inspiration from the DB Challenge, I made Marzipan Mushrooms and placed them all over the log before dusting the log with snow powder.


I saved a tiny piece of the smaller branch and I thought the rum in the cake combined with the dark chocolate (and more rum) in the icing made this an exceptioanally tasty cake!



4 comments:

glamah16 said...

Hats off to you for attempting this again. I love the rum flavor.

KJ said...

You have a logged shaped pan!!!!! So cool. That must be the ultimate cooking accessory.

Your cake looks lovely. Very impressive.

Cynthia said...

Dharm, I like the new look, very clean and elegant, the white bacground really shows up the food.

Lydia said...

With rum in the cake and icing, that sounds like a very potent cake! It definitely looks like the traditional buche de noel.

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