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.
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!
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.