Goodbye Autumn

Autumn seemed to have been a rather short this year, and with the days, weeks and months racing by I seem to have almost missed it, so I decided to have a small indulgance for the last day of Autumn.

I sat snuggled on the couch in my Durban home watching Coco Avant Chanel, sipping on some tea and slowly relished each morsel of the Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Earl Grey Frosting and Caramel Drizzle which I had baked.

Just Rosemary Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Salted Caramel and Earl Grey Frosting

The cake itself was easy enough, but then came the frosting, a little more challenging, especially when one has never made syrup/candy syrup before. So without a candy thermometer I rose to the challenge, focused and cautious as sugar burns are not to be taken lightly.

With the frosting done and sitting for it’s 2 minutes, I went on to make the salted caramel drizzle. Again, something I have never made before, caramel. It seemed straight forward enough, and it turns out my first try was not bad after all!

Just Rosemary Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Salted Caramel and Earl Grey Frosting

Just Rosemary Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Salted Caramel and Earl Grey Frosting

Just Rosemary Chocolate Buttermilk Cake with Salted Caramel and Earl Grey Frosting

This chocolate delight with it’s floral notes and salty sweetness was the perfect accompaniment for the story that is the complicated life of Coco Chanel. It was also the perfect Autumn inspired cake to bid it farewell until next year.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s