Marlene Matar

Hello world!

20 June 2011

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Welcome to my blog, a place to share my culinary adventures.

And what better way to celebrate my first post than with a celebratory chocolate cake! And this is not just any ordinary chocolate cake … it is a rich, moist and dense Chocolate Pound Cake adapted from a recipe by Marlene Matar from “Marlene’s Best Recipes From East and West”.

I first came across this recipe on a food forum from another avid foodie who calls herself “SamIam”, who swore that this recipe was one of her absolute favourites when it came to chocolate cake. Prior to trying this recipe, I was a rather faithful follower of Nigella Lawson’s Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake from Feast and also her Chocolate Fudge Cake from Nigella Bites. Both recipes produce a two-tier chocolate cake covered in a rich and thick chocolate icing, and which (for me) have been the ultimate in chocolate cakes.

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