So, I have been missing in action from this cake blog. But, truth be told, I have not really been baking at all, so you haven't missed much! I have been obsessed with The Great British Bake Off and have been on a steady diet of catching up with the show on PBS videos online. It's been (sort of) satisfying my sweet tooth, and I am drooling over all of the recipes available online as well.
And I have been saving some delicious looking recipes on Pinterest, with dreams of baking my way back to cake-lover's bliss. However...it's been a crazy hot summer and baking has been the last thing on my mind and not feasible since my husband declared that the oven will not be turned on. After a shocking heatwave, complete with wildfires in the Burbank hills, there has been a break in the temperatures, and a cool evening graced us with its presence. So...I baked a cake! Raspberry buttercream covering moist chocolate cake...three layers of it! One quick photo out of the fridge, otherwise the buttercream starts to melt. It's soft and sweet and I can't wait to eat a piece for dessert tonight. More photos to follow. I'm back!