A bit of news on what I like to call "coffee-gate", thanks to Twitter and specifically @MrsK_07:
So, it seems that it's quite acceptable over the pond to call a cake a coffee cake because you can eat it with coffee. I think I'd call it a bit of a porkie pie myself but I don't want to make a diplomatic incident out of it. Luckily for Ina, I'd quite forgotten about the Foo Fighters in my list of lovely American stuff yesterday, so she has Dave Grohl to thank for me drawing a veil over the whole sorry business. Well, Dave Grohl and the fact that it's a gorgeous cake.
But, back to the Brooklyn Blackout Cake. Here are some lovely graphs:
And here are some lovely comments:
"top delicious, base a little dry"
"excellent, delicious like choc fudge cake"
"great! Torte like!"
"choc perfect but too rich"
"very rich but lovely"
"lovely combination of sponge & choc cream, but too many calories"
Seems to have tickled the tasters tastebuds. Try saying that after a few gins. I won't of course as temperance is a virtue. Until next week...