Wow, I can hardly believe it - I have been blogging in this space for 8 years today. My blog started with modest aspirations - I just wanted to chronicle what I cooked. I had been a "lurker" for a couple of years beforehand after discovering food blogs through a newspaper article on cupcakes. The first blogs that I read were Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit and 52 Cupcakes by the Cupcake Queen.It all grew from there.
After I while, I figured that there was no reason why I couldn't start my own blog. The beginnings of this blog were humble, and it still is - I keep it because I enjoy chronicling my food adventures, and since joining various cooking groups online, it has also become a social activity for me.
To celebrate the 8th birthday of this blog, I have made Poh Ling Yeow's Totally Unicorn Beetroot Cake which I saw on her charming show, Poh &Co:
What is not to love about this cake - chocolate, beetroot, cream cheese, cream and more chocolate:
My cake batter probably wasn't quite right as it was so thick, I pressed it into the pan rather than poured it, but no matter - the cake seemed to turn out alright in the end, and any dryness was more than compensated for by the cream cheese filling and ganache.
Poh's ganache recipe worked out really well - you could apply it straight away without it running all over the place.
In case you wondering about the name of this cake, it comes from the name of a heavy metal band in which Poh's brother-in-law, Mikey, is the drummer - Poh makes this cake for the band whenever they stay with her.
If you fancy a chocolate cake with a difference, then the Totally Unicorn Beetroot Cake is definitely worth a go.