Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Cake Slice Bakers March 2014: Espresso Cake with Hot Kahlua Syrup

Wow it's already been a month since our last cake. This year seems to be flying past and I don't have the time to do half the things that I want to or need to do. I normally bake each months cake just as soon as I can - one to get it out of the way and two because I am excited to see what it tastes like. Well this one I wasn't excited about - other than the Kahlua that is always exciting. We aren't coffee people expect for the mentioned Kahlua - but then I have my own recipe for that so it's just special.

I have rarely said something was awful or terrible I try to be nice but this one was. The coffee flavor is very strong and the rest of the flavors just didn't come together for me. I made the cake, did the hot syrup and even made the chocolate ganache it still wasn't happening. I'm not sure what happened but it's not one that I will make again and the remaining will go to the chickens.

At least it looks pretty. Now go check out how my fellow bakers liked there cakes.



  1. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the cake, hopefully next month's is to your taste.

  2. Pity this cake did not jive with you, but it sure looks pretty!

  3. Ah! Bummer! Another cake that fails to deliver for you! I am sure it must be a taste thing... doesn't look like you did anything wrong... it actually looks really yummy ... sad it wasn't the case for you.

  4. It is such a shame that this cake wasn't what you were hoping for because it looks amazing. I do keep thinking those lucky chickens :)

  5. So sorry Heather! That bites! Hopefully next one works for you.

  6. Sorry you were not wowed by this cake. A shame, especially since your cake was so pretty.


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