I’m a fan of dessert. And I’m a fan of chocolate. I don’t think I’m over the top about chocolate the way some people are. But I definitely don’t turn my nose up at it. And I’m not the biggest fan of cake. I like it fine, but there are definitely other desserts that can sway my vote away from cake. However, there is one cake that I will eat any day of the week and twice on Tuesdays. (Tuesdays, instead of the traditional “Sundays” for that quote, because that’s the day my small group meets so that’s the day I’m most likely to get this cake since Lisa is in my small group.)
Lisa Driver loves to bake. She tells the tale of when she started baking a few years ago and decided to bake through a cake cookbook she received (The Cake Doctor, for those of you who are interested) and because of that her husband gained 50 pounds in just a couple months since she was so good at it. And she is good at it! I’ve had several of her baked goods and I can’t say I’ve had a bad one yet. However, there is pretty much only one dessert of hers that I’m completely devoted to. As in, undying devotion “devoted to”.
I love to make desserts myself. I like to be creative and see the elegant finished product. And to have people rave over it. I think I have a couple really good desserts up my sleeve that I can whip out from time to time. But Lisa’s cake takes the prize.
This “Darn Good Chocolate Cake” is a chocolate bundt cake with chocolate chips mixed in (sometimes a peanut butter chip surprise or two as well but my all-time fave is just chocolate chips). The cake is moist and delicious all by itself. And I could maybe see myself being able to recreate the cake. However, Lisa apparently took a whipped chocolate frosting recipe from the cake cookbook and tinkered with it until it reached a frothy state of perfection. I used to be able to eat just frosting as a little girl, but these days I find that a little frosting goes a long way normally. Not so with this frosting. I could eat it with a spoon. But it’s even better slathered onto this delicious cake.
A big thank you to Lisa for introducing me to this delightful dessert and for making it on request whenever we all demand it (and we do demand it pretty often)! There are few desserts I’d put in the same category as this cake. And that goes for the restaurant variety as well.