After a little poking around on the internet, I found a recipe for egg-free chocolate cake that looked promising. It featured "normal" ingredients like sugar, flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda (no weird stuff like guar gum, which was in the cake mix.) Plus it had received rave reviews on allrecipes.com, so I was excited to try it. I baked it yesterday afternoon, and it looked and smelled awesome. The whole house smelled chocolately and delicious! When I sliced off the top for taste test number two, my tastebuds jumped up and exclaimed in delight! It actually tasted and felt like "real" cake! If you didn't know it was an egg-free cake, I bet you'd never guess. I gave each of the kids a little bite to try, too, and even Lauren (my non-cake eater) gobbled it up! YUM. Success!!! This recipe is definitely one that I'm going to use again.
So, without further ado, here are some photos of my marvelous egg-free creation!
Doesn't it look just like a "real" cake??? :)
Here it is with the chocolate mousse filling between the layers,
and the beginning of the chocolate ganache frosting.
And here is the finished cake! My friend and her husband met in London,
so she asked me to try and tie in something from London. I used the logo for the
London Underground and wrote Happy Anniversary on it instead.
(I was excited to have another chance to do FBCT!!)