What better place to bake a devil's food cake then at a Chocolate and Wine Festival ? My sister, girlfriend and I are at Pacific Shores in Washington enjoying a girls only weekend. We are staying at a sweet little house in Seabrook called the Weldin House and can barely tear ourselves away from the fireplace and hot tub to go wine and chocolate tasting. I know it is a tough life but someone has to do it ! Seriously , the is the 4th year of the Chocolate on the Beach Festival and our first but not last year attending. This morning I baked the cake and while it sat out cooling we took off for Wine Tasting with Chocolate Pairings. I had the most incredible chocolate wine cupcake with a salty sweet frosting. If I hadn't of forgotten my USB connection you would be looking at a photo. I promise to update when I get back to Seattle.
Tomorrow we are going to visit all the Chocolate Vendors for tastings and see what the amateurs and professionals entered in the chocolate contest. We will tear ourselves away from that long enough to check out the bake sale ! It's fun to get away and it's even more fun to have a fabulous kitchen to bake in.
I am always amazed by The Baked recipes-each one is a delightful surprise and always incredibly delicious-this one is no exception. The cake is light and airy and the icing, not too sweet but heavenly. Head over to the Baked Sunday Mornings blog and see what everyone else did. Sorry about the quality of the photos-downloaded from my cell phone-I'll update with some better ones when I get home. Bon Appetit.