take the cake: coffee chiffon cake and buttermilk country cake

Today I had two reasons for baking. We had a dinner invitation and it was my sister-in-law’s anniversary. For the invitation, I made my mother-in-law’s coffee chiffon cake, a family favorite, and spread a chocolate ganache on top. I made the ganache from a dessert chocolate bar given to me by my friend Thavida,  and a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips to make up the difference. So smooth and rich!

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For the anniversary cake, I made a buttermilk country cake adapted from a recipe in The Cake Bible. In the book is an absolutely mouthwatering picture of a country cake with a fat mound of crème fraîche and sliced peaches on top. Alas, there are no peaches in Bangkok. So, for my version, I used fresh whipped cream and chopped fresh mango.

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I’m so tired I can hardly stay awake! Tomorrow I will post the recipes.

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