The Art of Baking

Posted By on Oct 24, 2013 | 0 comments

Remember this post about Yuppiechef’s online baking course? Well shortly after posting about the online baking course, I started the first lesson entitled Ready, Steady, Bake! and thoroughly enjoyed it. Each lesson includes a short instructional video (maximum 10 minutes long), an overview of the notes (discussed in the video), a copy of the recipe used in the video, and a quiz. In order to unlock the next lesson, you need to get 80% or more on the quiz.

After working my way through the first three lessons, I finally had time this weekend to replicate the cake in the first lesson. Lucky for me that you don’t have to replicate the recipe in order to progress to the next lesson! This means you can complete all the lessons and then bake the goodies when you get a chance.

So back to my baking… The first lesson’s recipe was for an Espresso Cake with Mocha Buttercream icing. This was not my first time baking so I found the recipe very easy to follow and replicate.

I didn’t have the two circular cake tins the recipe called for so I used an Angel Food Cake tin which worked just as well though I needed to keep the cake in the oven for a little longer.

The best part of baking for me is getting to lick the spoons! How lickable do these look?!
baking 1

I will definitely make this cake again. Not only does it look great, it tastes absolutely amazing!
baking 2

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