Floyd's birthday cake
First belated Birthday greetings to you....
Talking about the Guinness chocolate cake and the cocoa/ chocolate I use in it.
Maybe I should start off saying that I am a bit of a pakrat. ;-))))
I have this sort of built in fear that I might run out of some thing.
Many, many years ago I bought three 1 pound sealed cans of Van Houton cocoa. it's dark cocoa. Price on bottom of can is $ 1 .65c
I just Googled it and it was $ 25. 95c
Seeing as I don't use much of it I still have a couple cans left sealed. the one I am useing the contents are fine.
The actual chocolate I use is German dark chocolate that I bought in a German deli, again I bought several they were 14 ounces bars. I keep them in the freezer untill I want to grate some for 'the' cake.
I suppose a lot of tjhis hoading comes from growing up in London, UK in WW11.