I made this cake yesterday for dinner at my daughter’s: http://www.stonewallkitchen.com/recipes/desserts/cakes-cupcakes-trifles/R100340.html
It got rave reviews from the family. Very rich and fudgy, with a nice texture. Vanilla ice cream made a great accompaniment.
I made it exactly as written, except that I used a souffle dish instead of the cake pan, and I used orange Liqueur instead of the melted jam. It would probably be good with most any jam or liqueur. I will definitely be making it again for a special occasion when calorie count is no object.
So I’m heading off to visit my family in Montana. It was the only time that worked for us. The weather’s supposed to be cold and snowy, so hopefully that means time to sit in front of the fire and write.
More likely, however, I’ll be sitting around chewing the fat with family members and eating too much barbequed ribs and chicken fried steak.
One of the fun things about writing steampunk is playing with all the pretty Victorian fancy dresses.
Here’s an especially pretty one worn by Princess Eugenie of Sweden:
An older post from a blog showing the variety of dresses you’d need during the day: http://naztybaby.livejournal.com/25562.html?view=213466#t213466
A lot of subtler detail explained in this lovely post: http://trulyvictorian.com/history/1840.html
Oh, and I’m up over 6K for the novel, so it’s coming along nicely.