I made this chocolate marble cake for February’s Secret Supper, and I’ve been dying to share the recipe with you guys ever since! So it’s basically an almond and chocolate marble loaf cake, covered in hot fudge and Linda’s butterscotch sauce, and then dusted with white chocolate shavings. The shavings look like little flakes of snow falling down onto the cake, and if you time it right while the sauces are still warm, they start to melt on top of the hot fudge and butterscotch. I’ll be real, guys, it’s pretttttty fantastic. It’s also very easy to make, since the sauces and shavings can be made ahead of time if you’re on a tight schedule, and then you can just heat them up and pour them over the cake after it’s cooled a bit post-baking. And as if that wasn’t pretty enough, when you slice it open you get all these awesome swirls of almond and chocolate cake mixed together. I have a little video for you guys below about how to do it, it’s not the prettiest but it will help you get the job done in terms of perfecting a solid swirl! My intern Sofia helped me make this and I am really digging her red nails in these shots, too. Adds a little pizzaz!
As for life around the Kosmas-Flores homestead, things have been pretty hectic! Spring has finally arrived, so I’ve been knee-deep in getting the garden prepped the past few weeks. I got compost delivered, shoveled it, have slowly been starting my seeds, and put in my order for a honey bee nuc. Yep, we’re going to be keeping bees in the garden this year!! I am super DUPER ridiculously excited about it—if you couldn’t tell from my tattoo, bees are my favorite animal and I’ve been wanted to keep bees for several years now. Now that we’ve gotten the swing of things with the chickens, we’re ready to add another little component to our homestead life, and I’ll be sharing the beekeeping journey and process with you guys as we go through it. If any of you are beekeepers I’d love to hear any tips or advice you have for first-time beekeepers like myself 🙂
I don’t know if I ever shared it on my blog last time, but I was on AM Northwest last December to make a recipe from my cookbook, and then I was on again this past month to make a very tasty spring-centric appetizer, cheesy spring pea spirals. It’s a really fun local morning show and I’m going to be visiting for a cooking segment there every other month this year, which I am really excited about. I’m also going to be on Portland Today tomorrow morning (say that 10 times fast!) for a house tour and interview if you’d like to tune in!
That’s all for now, friends, I hope you like this recipe and I’ll be back in a few days with a tasty cocktail to share with you all.