While I enjoy cooking for my family; I really love to BAKE.
One of my favorite recipes comes from this book by Nigella Lawson.. How to be a domestic goddess.
It has some of the yummiest baking recipes ever. Most of my husband's family is from across the pond in England, so I identify a bit with her recipes. We enjoyed watching her first show when it was on Style network years ago called Nigella Bites.
This is one of our favorites. It's a dense, dark, moist, chocolatey, but heavenly cake that is awesome with a morning cup of coffee.
Even though I think the recipe is a bit fussy, it's so worth it.
The light color of the mixed batter doesn't come anywhere close to conveying how fabulous this cake is going to be. I think it's better made with organic flour, eggs and pasture butter, but that's just me. :)
When it comes out, it's actually better to let it stand over night, but lot's of times I can hardly contain myself,
and I barely bother with a fork and just shove and entire piece in my mouth at once like the glutton I am, occasionally pausing to exhale. I found a version for you of the recipe here.