Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Why a girl needs emergency chocolate cake stashed in the freezer...

I do and I'm a girl, well a grown up mummy lady but I do *need* emergency chocolate cake stashed in my freezer.

Sometimes only chocolate cake will do and I am well apt to cope with what life throws my way if I know there is a chocolate sponge ready to be slathered in chocolate buttercream available to defrost at any given time I may need it.
It's a simple strategy really, whenever I make chocolate cake (Nigella's all in one recipe in Feast is my go to), I make a double batch, that is four sandwich layers rather than two and bung two of them in the freezer *in case of emergency*.  It works for me as my local Sainsburys only sells sour cream by the 300ml tub and the basic recipe requires half that amount.  It is sensible then to use it all up, no? Besides I am a double, triple, quadruple batch type of a cook.  It's practical and means I can justify using huge pots and long handled wooden spoons. Any excuse for that in my kitchen makes me a happy haggis.

I also make sure I have a supply of luxurious dark chocolate in my baking drawer and I'm good to go.

 My boys love their chocolate cake and it is always their choice if they fancy some cake resting in the kitchen, on a cake stand or pretty vintage plate, ready to be sliced after school.

I like mine with a cup of tea served in a lovely cup.

If there was no emergency chocolate cake it would take so much longer to use my scrummy dark chocolate up or use pretty cake stands or vintage china or eat alongside cornishware teacups and saucers or make my boys happy after a hard day at school.

Emergency and essential  chocolate cake stashed in my freezer is a must!


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  1. I am also a batchy kinda girl. Just made sage and onion stuffing for about 6 chickens. And yesterday did a huge stew which will do three more meals. Love it.
    Happy All Hallows to you m'dearie, Ax

  2. I have never frozen cake before but I am going to give this a try, however, I don't think it will stay frozen long in my house!

  3. Oh I think I really need chocolate cake in my freezer now too!!!

    Jo x x x

  4. I do like the idea of emergency chocolate cake in the freezer. Next time I'm going to make double.

  5. It's always a good idea to have cake ready sliced and stashed in the freezer! Who knows when the need for cake might strike?! There's usually some in mine - the only time there isn't is when the Mr has eaten it all and not told me. I don't think I need to tell you that I'm not too happy when that happens...

  6. Ah I definitely approve of this, I also freeze cake, but mostly walnut and coffee tray bake and lemon drizzle, pre-cut into squares, ready to remove for my afternoon coffee. Must try this version of chocolate cake, it looks delicious, I've got into a rut of making Merry Berry's at the moment and need to try others. Beth x

    1. Freezing in per-cut squares, genius. I must try this, although could be fatal for the new year diet

  7. Mmmh,sooo yummy.*_*
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  8. Mmmm stash of chocolate cake in the freezer, clever idea. Now I just need to get a bigger freezer ;)

  9. It looks so delicious! :) I'm now craving for chocolate cake because of this.

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