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To Bee or not to bee?

June 7, 2007

Bee Cake

(sorry ’bout the blurry picture~~ still getting used to the camera) 

It would be pointless to deny that I chose to make this cake because of the bees. So I won’t. I think that this cake actually constitutes a refusal to accept that I am now no longer the young whippersnapper I once was. Navel gazing aside, this cake is tasty as well as kitch- the perfect birthday cake combination. It was probably one of the better birthday cakes I’ve had in a while…. and trust me, this year I had a LOT of birthday cakes.

The honey is an interesting twist on the plain chocolate cake. I was skeptical about whether I would actually able to taste the honey but it was definitely asserting itself over the chocolate. The runny honey glaze was also very unusual and again, honey was dominating the flavour profile. Suprisingly, the cake wasn’t too sweet- you would have thought that all that honey and that chocolate would make it a little cloying it wasn’t at all.  Of course, you can make this cake minus the bees, but really, why would you?

Recipe after the jump….

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