"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche"

A friend commented she'd recently had a slice of chocolate cake with the cooked frosting for the first time "in absolute years!" I told her I'd just made three in as many weeks (for the students and their friends staying with us). She asked if I would make it again, so, instead of our typical get together at the coffee shop in town, I invited a couple friends to a light lunch and served this for dessert. I thought it was more fun to put the pieces on the plate and ice them individually so there would be more of that delicious frosting!

Just add a cup of strong dark coffee! "Let them eat cake"!
it all looks delicious and beautifully co-ordinated
posted November 15th, 2017  
@annied "Delicious" was really all that was required! Thanks!
posted November 15th, 2017  
when are you coming here? i have no cats but i have all the ingredients! :-) those look devilishly delicious!
posted November 15th, 2017  
@summerfield I've pretty much got this recipe honed to a science, so next get together, I'll make you one! (You DO like chocolate, don't you??? haha!)
posted November 15th, 2017  
@Weezilou - no, my lady, i don't like chocolate. i LOVE chocolate! :-D
posted November 15th, 2017  
These look so good! I cannot have dessert without coffee, I blame my Mom for that little quirk of mine. She served coffee with dessert always.
posted November 15th, 2017  
@louannwarren Same at our house when I was growing up! Maybe it's a Southern thing...Mom was from Louisiana!
posted November 15th, 2017  
@louannwarren ...and the coffee was black!
posted November 15th, 2017  
This looks delicious and how very kind of you to share with some friends.
posted November 15th, 2017  
@Weezilou always black and strong! 😊
posted November 15th, 2017  
Looks delicious and inviting
posted November 15th, 2017  
They look delicious - and a nice way to catch up with friends.
posted November 15th, 2017  
So colourful and tasty looking! Nice.
posted November 15th, 2017  
Awesome shot
posted November 15th, 2017  
They look delicious, but I'm intrigued with the idea of cooked frosting.
posted November 15th, 2017  
Wonderful!
posted November 15th, 2017  
Ah so these are the wonderful sales you told me about!! They look delicious!! Nice mugs too!! LOL!! Fav!
posted November 15th, 2017  
Wish I like it . But they look beautiful. Much to beautiful to be eaten.
( Ina do n`t like it I do n`t like sweet. She never can make me happy with an sweet dessert after dinner. )
posted November 15th, 2017  
@merrelyn This frosting was a childhood favourite of so many of us! Over a double boiler pf hot water, we mix egg whites, sugar, a little cream of tarter, a small amount of water and some golden syrup (corn syrup). It's often called a 7-minute frosting because you beat it over the hot water for 7 minutes , add vanilla, and it's fluffy as marshmallow cream! I served more to my dinner guests tonight and once again, it was a hit. Only one person didn't eat his, but asked to take it home to have with coffee for breakfast! You can find the recipe on the internet...be sure to use one with cream or tarter as it dries the frosting a bit so it holds up for several days (if it lasts that long!)
posted November 16th, 2017  
@pamknowler I assume you meant "cakes"! And I'm way ahead of you...check out my tag. There's not another tag like it! : )
posted November 16th, 2017  
@pyrrhula I'm with Ina on that one! I really enjoy making "treats" and sweets...bakery goods...and I like to give a lot of it away so we don't have too much in the kitchen! Ken and I enjoy eating "a little" but don't like to keep too much around! Fortunately here in Lunenburg, we can always find people who appreciate us dropping off a gift!
posted November 16th, 2017  
These look wonderful!
posted November 16th, 2017  
@Weezilou thanks Louise, I’ll have to give it a try.
posted November 16th, 2017  
This reminds me of my polish grandmother and her wonderful baking.
posted November 25th, 2017  
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