Last month I read the very enjoyable book, A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg. This book is a collection of Molly's favorite recipes with a story about how each recipe became important to the author. Not only was the writing very entertaining, but I really want to make a majority of the recipes in the book. My mouth was watering throughout the book, so I recommend reading this after you have eaten.
Ever since reading the last chapter of the book with the story and recipe for the Winning Hearts and Minds Chocolate Cake, I've been wanting to make it. This is such a good recipe that the author made 20 of these to serve as her wedding cake. Luckily for you, Molly has the recipe on her blog!
Yesterday, was finally the day I had time to make the cake. A bonus was that I had all of the ingredients on hand and didn't need to do any extra shopping for the cake.
This is a VERY rich cake, so if you aren't a big chocolate lover, you've been warned. I thought it was fantastic. The recipe suggests serving it with slightly sweetened whipping cream, but we didn't have any, so we served it with vanilla ice cream.
Now I just need to decide which recipe from the book to make next: the Banana Bread with Chocolate & Crystallized Ginger or the Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Ganache.
(There are also really great sounding savory dishes in the book, I just have such a sweet tooth, so I tend to want to bake treats!)