Day 24 ‘Very Special Christmas Chocolate Cake’

This is officially the last day of my Christmas Bake-off – The Grand Finale. It’s very exciting and a bit saddening at the same time. However, today I am not going to go into those details. I will find a better moment to make proper summary. Today, it’s time for the grand celebration!

Most of all, I would like to use the opportunity and wish everyone a very happy Christmas! Let’s use this time to rest, indulge in activities that we normally struggle to find time for and don’t put any extra pressure on ourselves. Burnt dumplings or dry turkey can be the best family anecdote this Christmas. I wish you all and myself to truly enjoy every single minute of this festive period and focus on nothing else but making beautiful memories.

To mark this special occasion I decided to bake extremely chocolatey cake with a hint of orange. As I mentioned in one of my previous posts I am literally obsessed with this combination so could’t imagine better way, and better cake, to crown the end of this sweet challenge.

Have you ever seen the movie called ‘Chocolat’ with Juliette Binoche playing main character? If you haven’t, you really should. This movie is saturated with chocolate; everything evolves around it, to the point that you can feel its texture, and most importantly bask in the captivating smell of this aphrodisiac. It’s truly unique. And that’s exactly what was my inspiration for the Special Christmas Chocolate Cake.

Even though the cake is ready, official tasting is going to take place tomorrow. I will definitely let you know whether or not this is an unanimous triumph of chocolate over other desserts as soon as the last votes are counted. The winner of Christmas Bake-off is soon to be revealed!

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