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What happens when you don’t let your cake cool

One of the perks of being a student is that you get a free adrenalin rush every time you have an assignment to hand in that you obviously only finished at the last minute. Man, that buzz!

Oooo the buzz!

To live life even more on the edge this morning, I decided I wanted to bake a cake. I had finally figured out my recipe for MY chocolate cake, and all its icings and frostings, and it was going to be wonderful, and in the true nature of spontaneity, I wanted to make it NOW! As in, today. Imma have cake for breakfast man, I don’t care that I have to hand my essay in two hours from now. Cakes are quick to make, right? Well, they are. The thing that takes the time is the cooling.

The cake came out delicious: perfectly fluffy. I just need to make it even more chocolate-y, because you can never have enough chocolate! But, like I said, that cooling time… Sigh, I gave up waiting when we had to leave in 10 minutes and I hadn’t even assembled anything. It’s kinda cool, right? Wrong. The thing completely broke – a crack right down the middle: it was wonderful to watch.

Toughest part of making the cake: using a manual hand-mixer - I literally had to crank it to get them to whisk

Toughest part of making the cake: using a manual hand-mixer – I literally had to crank it to get them to whisk

I started out so well!

I started out so well!

It was too late to do anything about it, however, so into a plastic container it went to be rushed to Uni so I could submit my essay. Best breakfast ever!

It is a delicious mess, that will be rectified and properly shared in the near future. When I can buy more 70% dark chocolate (it was on sale this weekend – that shtuff’s expensive!). Oh, and who needs spoons?

The cake worked very well in theory, and many components were delicious and successful indeed. I must say, however, that I am not sold on cream cheese frosting, so that will definitely change in my next attempt.

Perhaps I could pass this off as some kind of pudding rather than a layer cake? It doesn't matter, it tastes delicious anyway!

Perhaps I could pass this off as some kind of pudding rather than a layer cake? It doesn’t matter, it tastes delicious anyway!

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