• May 30, 2012

Introducing Sugar Bakeshop and Coffee House! We want to always support our community and give credit to all the wonderful bakers out there.  We especially LOVE those bakers who are obsessed with all things RODELLE!!!

We have partnered with Sugar and asked owner Natalie Slevin to share with us her favorite recipes that highlight Rodelle products.  She will have a new recipe to share with us every other week.  This week we start with an incredible double chocolate layer cake!!!

Sugar Bakeshop & Coffee House:
I was recently asked to name my favorite dessert of all time. I instantly thought of 50 different sweets and 50 different moments that were my favorite for 50 different reasons. Every season reminds me of a classic dessert that I always anticipate because of some fond memory; my Aunt Bink’s lemon bars, the chocolate chip cookies that I made every weekend for a whole summer until I had the recipe memorized, summer pies packed with freshly picked fruit, my Greek mom’s ridiculous baklava, and even, an Easy Bake oven brownie (no judgements please). Food is very emotional, so I do believe that some of my favorite dishes are not necessarily complicated or complex, but just good; Good because of the flavors, or the location of the meal, the season, or of course, the company. So, after I thought for a moment, I realized that there is one dessert that I can absolutely never pass up. It’s not only classic, but also nostalgic…a true go to for any occasion: chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream. Sugar overload happens from time to time for me, but no matter what, if our cake decorator is working on chocolate cakes, I ALWAYS snag the scraps. I just can’t help it. My willpower crumbles into a million pieces in a matter of seconds, and my inner child squeals with delight. My association with chocolate cake is one of comfort and celebration. Whether it was a birthday, graduation, anniversary, or just because we had a little extra time in the day to make an after dinner treat, chocolate cake has consistently made regular appearances in my life. We are constantly cranking them through the bakery for the various celebrations of others, and this recipe is my absolute favorite. It’s got a perfect crumb, an amazing chocolate flavor (thanks to the Rodelle cocoa powder), and an overall satisfying taste. It’s not fussy, very simple, and most importantly, classic. What more do you need in a dessert?

At Sugar Bakeshop, we have an open kitchen, so that customers can watch us sifting flours and frosting cakes. The most requested favor? Everyone wants a spoonful of chocolate frosting. This buttercream is light, chocolatey, and a perfect pairing to our chocolate cake…but we certainly won’t judge if you decide to slather it on a graham cracker, or even eat it by the spoonful.

Sugar’s recipe of the week: Chocolate Cake


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