My Sunday Photo – Chocolate Cake

I baked a delicious chocolate cake yesterday & had to share it for my Sunday photo. It is far from impressive compared to the food bloggers I follow but it is GOOD cake. Two weeks without a cooker over half term is not fun. Having a working cooker that actually cooks properly makes all the difference though! As soon as our new cooker arrived I decided I had to test it out properly.. by baking cake of course! Our old cooker decided to blow the day I chose to do some baking so it only seemed right.

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

The cake is a devils food cake mix with vanilla icing mixed wit 60g of melted chocolate (from hotel chocolat) and 20g of cocoa powder. I have to say I had no confidence it would turn out right but it surprisingly turned out brilliantly! I split the mix between two tins & added a layer of icing between them too.. nom!

 

Chocolate cake sliced

The cake is amazingly fluffy and light and I’ve pleased myself with my icing, I thought it would be a disaster yet it tastes AMAZING!

Have you baked a cake recently? Do you have any tips?

 

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Bakerdays amazing personalized cakes

Last week I was sent a tweet from Bakerdays asking if I would like to review one of their 5″ Letterbox cakes.
Of course it’s cake and I couldn’t reply quick enough!

I was curious what a ‘letterbox’ cake was so I had a look on their website BakerDays.com to see what they were all about.

BakerDays is a Personalised Celebration Cake Specialist, providing quality personalised cakes for all occasions. The delicious range of recipes and sizes are available for delivery 6 days a week, and if you order before 2pm, BakerDays can deliver the very next day! The Letterbox cake is the baby of the BakerDays family. Being just 5” in diameter, it fits perfectly through the Letterbox allowing you to surprise anyone with the most delicious personalised gift.

OK so you can literally post cake now!? How did I NOT know this!? Why wasn’t I informed sooner?

Luckily the lovely Emma at BakerDays responded to me quickly and all 4 of us were quickly browsing through cakes deciding which one we wanted. We all love cake here, especially chocolate cake (when we manage to grab a slice before the Mr!) so when we spotted there was an amazing chocolate chip option we instantly knew we had to try some. Eva (5) spotted a minions cake and surprisingly chose that over frozen and just wanted it to say Merry Christmas!

After choosing our options and Letting Baker days know what we would like I was told it would be in the post soon and I would either receive it the following day (Saturday) or early the following week.

When my postie knocked with the box in his hand the very next morning we were all overly excited! CAKE!! I couldn’t wait to open the box and see what was inside.

Instantly I was impressed by the contents of the box, the cake itself was well packaged in a lovely ‘Just for you’ cake tin along with a Christmas cracker, a cute card and a Baker Days leaflet.

At just £15 for a cake of this size (Letterbox 5″) I am happily planning to have several of these made up for upcoming birthdays and celebrations! I love the fact you can personalize them & get to choose from 6 delicious flavours as well as several different sizes, Including cupcakes! (I definitely have a cupcake order for the Mr on the cards!)I just know receiving this in the post would make anyone’s day!

Upon opening the tin we found the cake was in a sealed packet on a cake board inside the tin along with a little tag to help you lift the cake carefully out of the box.

I kind of just expected a cake in a box and was quite pleased it had been packaged so well. The plastic bag keeping it fresh for upto 14 days is quite handy although lets face it most of us wouldn’t let a cake sit that long!

I was honestly amazed at the picture quality on the icing as a lot of cakes we have bought in the past have been really pixel-y (probably not a word) and it’s something that bugs me quite a bit surprisingly! 😂

When I showed Eva she squealed in delight and was really impressed with the cake bless her and wouldn’t stop nagging me the entire day to try it!

We decided to cut the cake into 6 pieces.. 2 for the Mr and I and a slice each for the girls. 😉

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I was stunned at how easy it was to cut the cake and move it onto a plate too, I can mess this up easily yet managed to almost cleanly move both slices onto a plate. Admittedly I left some of the base on the card though.. But on the upside it was a yummy little tester haha!

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I couldn’t wait to try a slice after my tester and found the cake to be such a light and fluffy texture, the icing wasn’t horribly sweet and hardened, instead it was creamy and soft. The first slice didn’t last long as it was absolutely gorgeous and was soon followed by a second slice. I would perhaps like a slightly chocolate-ier (another word that probably doesn’t exist) flavour but it was still delicious and I would happily eat it all over again!

The Mr enjoyed it too he was really impressed with the icing. He thought the texture and consistency of the cake was lovely but prefers a much chocolate-ier cake (He is a chocolate cupcake monster!) He agrees that it would be a perfect gift though especially with the extras.

Eva couldn’t scoff down her cake fast enough! I tried to question her but all I got was ‘Mm mm’ ‘Chocolate!’ ‘Minions eeek nom’ until she was done.

Afterwards she said it was really soft and yummy and asked for another slice.
She was greatly disappointed the Mr & I had already scoffed 2 slices each 😬 and instantly asked if we can test another 😂

Izzy unfortunately squished a bit of her slice and shook her head but admittedly she was recovering from chickenpox and off her food so I ended up finishing it off for her.

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All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this review for Baker days and will definitely be ordering more cakes with them in the future! Who wouldn’t want to get cake in the post seriously? With so many options and ways to personalize your cake it’s ideal for a variety of occasions.

If you would like to find out more about Baker Days cakes there are several ways to find them. You can either search the hashtag #bakerdays or visit @BakerDays on twitter; Find them Here on Facebook or go straight to their website Here.