Sometimes when there are so many things going wrong, you know you should have quit while you were ahead. Lol, that is how I feel about this weeks challenge.
I have been preoccupied this week (that's the excuse I'm sticking to). This weekend we had a joint birthday party for my two sons and it was great. We had family visiting and caught up with friends we don't get to see very often. So I completely forgot about this weeks challenge until tuesday evening and then realised i didn't have any buttermilk. I had contemplated using yogurt but thought against it. So after a trip to the supermarket this morning to stock up on dark chocolate and buttermilk, i got home and started making the batter.
So far so good.
As i was pouring the molasses into the measuring cup i saw there was only enough for a third of a cup. Arghhh! Ok, not that big of a deal, and topped it up with honey. I pour the batter into the mini springform pans and breathe a sigh of relief. About ten minutes later i wonder why there's a bowl of chopped chocolate on the counter top. Doh! Its too late to mix it into the batter so i sprinkled it on top of the cakes and hope for the best. I check on the cakes after ten minutes and some of the batter has overflowed onto the baking sheet (lucky i used one!).
So its out of the oven and even though it doesn't look very pretty, it smells great. I try a piece that broke off when it overflowed and it is really good. I like the fresh ginger. I am not neat in any way and am very jealous of those of you that can produce spectacular looking food. I will post pictures with icing when i've made it.