Kyle and I had another cake club meeting yesterday. The mission was to make a yellow cake with dark chocolate frosting from the Jimtown Store Cookbook. The yellow cake was made with some orange zest, egg yolks, buttermilk and rum along with the usual cakey ingredients. The dark chocolate frosting was bittersweet chocolate, heavy cream and some more unsweetened chocolate and vanilla. We enjoyed the visits of special guest stars, Emily and Bobby. Monkey noises were made, we heard the elusive sounds of monkey panic and we saw pictures of Roma and Bobby's European trip and pictures of Kyle and Christopher's wedding.
You would think that ingredients like butter, cake flour, buttermilk, orange zest, egg yolks and vanilla would produce a moist, delicious cake, but the cake was not a total hit. I thought the cake was too dry and the icing wasn't sweet enough. Kyle complained about the crumb. It turned out that one of our special guest stars, Bobby Kansara, did not like orange flavored desserts, and Emily, our other special guest star, came for the frosting, but left disappointed because of a vanilla crisis. Kyle and I agreed that this was an especially adult dessert, for mature people who liked the bitterness of chocolate, the spike of rum and the orange zest. Unfortunately, I am not one of those adults. However, a good time was had by all. While we were waiting for the frosting to get spreadable in the fridge, we met up with Harold and went for delicious Ethiopian food at the Ethiopian Cafe at 20th and Valencia.