Yesterday was a day full of meetings. I saw tiring faces. Emotions and stress from teammates were observed. I had in mind what to do to destress my colleagues and bring some smiles / indulgence back to the office. Well, how about a chocolate cake? I saw a programme of Nigella Lawson about chocolate pound cake a while ago.
Her version is just mixing all ingredients in a blender, both for the cake and the icing. I don’t believe mixing everything together will result in nice cake texture. So, I sticked to the normal procedure: beat butter and sugar until creamy, add in eggs, sour cream, vanilla and lastly fold in the flour and chocolate powder. Very important note, I cut 25% sugar for the cake and more than 50% sugar for the icing.
The cake was shared among over 16 colleagues. They were happy. A young guy took two and asked for a third piece! Sorry sorry no, the chocolate therapy should be shared among people. It’s wonderful to take a break and mingle whilst enjoying one of the best presents, chocolate, from God. They liked it. It’s not too sweet, more Chinese’ taste. But I regret I had too small a half piece. No problem! Objective of making others happy achieved!