Today was the second no spend day for the year. I wanted to spend a good portion of today baking so little Abe and I started bread dough early in the afternoon. Then, I knew that I had three old oranges that I needed to either use or dispose of so I went to pinterest looking for an orange cake recipe. I settled on one but as usual I majorly altered it. I only wanted to make half of what the recipe called for. I didn't have any concentrated orange juice, and lets face it I'm virtually incapable of following a recipe to a T. The very delicious looking recipe that I chose for inspiration for our chocolate mousse covered orange cake is HERE Our old oranges cake didn't end up being the best cake we've ever eaten but it was still a special treat.
Wait, "chocolate mousse covered" you say? The recipe for that is HERE. I've posted a link to this particular recipe a few times because the chocolate mousse portion is possibly the most delicious thing I've ever eaten. And the chocolate cake recipe results in the tastiest chocolate cake I've ever made. When I do make this chocolate cake I not only follow the recipe exactly for both the cake and the mousse I also do not make the frosting any more (I've made this cake at least four times). The mousse is so fabulous and the frosting is so decadently sweet that I prefer to just leave the frosting off.
|chocolate mousse covered old oranges cake|
|of course there was cake so we had to sing happy birthday|
Oh yeah, and the bread; any day with fresh baked bread is just so much better!