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I postponed making this cake for a long time. I wasn’t entirely sure if my recipe will work and I didn’t want to make it only to have to remake it within days. I’m not the biggest chocolate cake lover. I don’t always love normal chocolate; my favorite is white chocolate so most chocolate cakes it just too much chocolate. Wow, that was a messy sentence. Take a shot every time I say chocolate. Just don’t drive anywhere afterward because you’re going to blackout before you get to the end of this blog. Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate. I’m just getting the party started. You’re welcome.
Long introduction aside, I just wasn’t excited to make this cake because 1) I wasn’t sure if the recipe will work and 2) I don’t love chocolate cake. I should probably explain why I was worried about the recipe. Finding a simple gluten-free cake recipe is incredibly hard. Most of the time it’s so overcomplicated that it’s just a bitch to make. I managed to find the perfect cake recipe that can be switched into any flavor, I’ve made it a lemon cake, a honey cake, and even a coffee cake. The recipe just always works with me, but I was worried that adding an entire bar of dark chocolate would take the recipe too far. The balance between dry and wet ingredients will be off and the cake will be a dense weapon of destruction. This is how my recipe works and no I will never share the recipe. It’s mine. I just don’t like to share my favorite recipes. This cake recipe, my milktart recipe, and my pancake recipe are going with me to my grave. I will divorce my husband if he ever shares my recipes.
You have two bowls in the beginning. The one bowl has almost all of the dry ingredients, the flour, the blended almonds and etc. The second bowl has the butter, sugar, eggs and etc. With this recipe, once you added all the eggs you start to fold in the flour with a little milk on the side. What I did was, I only used half of the milk that I normally add and added the melted dark chocolate at the end. I was convinced this cake would be a failure. The batter was very thick, hard to mix and it was just this thick blob that I had to spread with some effort to cover the entire pan. While it was baking, I was looking into a gluten-free chocolate cake mix as a possible plan b but I know I would’ve probably bought a normal cake mix at the shops and send the chocolate cake off with Onno to his work.
The cake was a massive success and it actually turned out very nice. Onno loves it and has been the main person eating it. I had one slice for the picture and that was it. I’m not a massive chocolate cake person. For icing, I just used the gluten-free version of Nutella.
The Sims cake was really easy. No worries there. Susan mixed the batter and popped the thing in the oven and that was it. There really wasn’t anything complicated to it.
Susan’s cake was a two-tier chocolate cake with a lot of icing but I couldn’t be bothered to make a two-tier cake. We are only two people in the house and only one of us likes chocolate cake. It would be a shame to waste it. Susan’s chocolate cake seems to have sprinkles on the top. We were out so I skipped it.
Let’s do a fun little comparison between the Sims cake and the real thing.
Taste: 8/10 – If you would try this cake with your eyes closed you would easily be able to tell that it’s a chocolate cake. The taste is very strong but it’s not one of those moist almost wet chocolate cakes that melts in your mouth, hence why there isn’t a full score. I asked Onno what he would score this cake and he was just like tens, tens, tens across the board. I lie, he didn’t say that. He scored it 9/10.
Look: 8/10 – It is quite clearly a chocolate cake. It’s only nine out of ten because it’s not a two-tier like Susan’s. Wait, let’s make it 8/10 because of no sprinkles.
How easy it is to cook: 9/10 – Very easy. I just had to add some melted chocolate to my normal cake recipe. It was difficult to mix and transfer to the cake pan but that is the finer details.
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Part 6 — https://fitcouchpotato.com/2019/02/11/remaking-sims-4-meals-normal-cooking-level-one-franks-and-beans-part-6/ —