This Red Wine Chocolate Castle Cake is an irresistibly moist chocolate cake spiced with the dark fruit notes of Malbec wine & coated with a lightly sweetened cream cheese frosting, then covered with a sprinkle embellished white chocolate bark for a fun, yet regal appearance.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday & managed to create loads and loads of memories with your loved ones. Do tell if any of them were hilarious, juicy, or embarrassing because I’m all ears when a chuckle or two is involved.
About this time last year I was in my kitchen whipping up a spectacular dinner for the Mr. when I suddenly heard a loud rumble approach & fly over our house. Since we were living in a home overlooking the sea, it was not uncommon to have small tourist planes fly by & my first reaction was to dismiss this incident as an over ambitious pilot. But when I heard the whirs & rumbles again & again, I knew that something was amiss.
As the next set of thunderous calls pierced the air, I ran out onto the deck to investigate. What I saw was something straight out of a horror film – a seemingly giant mutant hornet angrily approaching me head on. Just as I thought this beast would surely slam into our house & blow me away in its path, it made a quick, steep assent barely missing the peak of our roof.
First, I would like to send a heartfelt “thank you” for all the positive vibes everyone has been sending Asia’s way. The Mr. and I really appreciate it.
As an update. . . Asia’s surgery went off without a hitch and her recovery has been lighting fast. As a matter of fact, she was back to her Spunky Monkey self within a matter of days. It never ceases to amaze me at how quickly she is able to bounce back after these operations.