Hooray, We Should Cocoa is three today.
I'd like to thank each and every one of you who has participated over the last year; this would not be the remarkable event it is without you and your astounding creativity. I'd also like to thank this year's guest hosts who have done such a wonderful job of devising themes, shepherding the entries and then corralling them in the round-up. These brave souls have helped to keep the We Should Cocoa challenge going.
- Hungry Hinny - Pumpkins
- Franglais Kitchen - Bread
- Blue Kitchen Bakes - Ginger
- The KitchenMaid - Fame
- Allotment 2 Kitchen - Mango
- A Kick at the Pantry Door - Mint
- Elizabeth's Kitchen - Chocolates
So what of this month's theme? Inspired by the recent first episode of the Great British Bake Off (series 4), I am challenging you all to come up with your very own Chocolate Show Stopper Cake. For those who have not seen GBBO, I'm asking for a chocolate cake that is fit to be the centrepiece of a We Should Cocoa anniversary party. Be as over or under stated as you like, make it as large or as small as you like, but the predominant flavour must be chocolate and it must be one cake.
Here's my top ten. They may not be everyone's idea of showstoppers, but I was rather pleased with them.
|Easter Guinness Cake|
|Hazelnut Apple Chocolate Cake|
|Orange Cardamom Chocolate Cake|
|Four Bar Chocolate Fudge Cake|
|Triple Layer Chocolate Matcha Cake|