It looked like a simple recipe with very basic ingredients. I was quite confident that I was going to nail this. I don’t know what went wrong, and the cake didn’t bake properly. Maybe I put too much batter into the pan. The sides were cooked but the middle was still noticeably jiggly. I went ahead and sliced a layer off the top. True enough, gooey in the centre. Urgh!
But I still want to salvage the cake. So back it went into the oven and I literally watched it bake for about 15mins. And it came out properly cooked. But it still looked kinda ugly so I sliced another thin layer off and finally it looked decent.
It doesn’t really matter much though, because I topped the whole cake with a Mocha Fudge Frosting. I like this frosting because it is not overly sweet. It uses semi-sweet chocolate chips and a little bit of light corn syrup instead of a ton of icing sugar, like most frostings. And a pinch of instant coffee gives the chocolate a boost of chocolate-y flavor.
-hazrock, time to lick the spatula