Matilda Cake


Oh how photos can be deceiving….

A few weeks ago, I had this immense craving for chocolate. Then I saw on my Facebook feed for a homemade Matilda Cake. It was four layers..ganache..basically chocolate on chocolate. I mean if this wasn’t going to cure a chocolate craving then I don’t know what would.

Ever hear of Matilda the movie? In one of the scenes the wicked Principal Trunchbull makes Bruce Bogtrutter eat this enormous chocolate cake in front of the entire school.

So this cake is a representation of that scene from the movie..


The ganache turned out wonderful…

But the cake just did not do it for me. There was just something about it I did not like at all. I feel as if the cake lacked an ingredient…something was missing.

Plus the cake was dry…yuck..who wants to eat dry

Sophia didn’t care for it at all. No one did. I was highly disappointed, because the reviews were nothing but positive ones.

This is the recipe I used.

If you are curious here is the Bruce Boggtrutter cake inspired scene from the movie.

I loved this movie growing up, I will still put it on to watch if it’s on tv. I wanted Matilda’s powers, I believe they would help me out a lot more now than they would have 20 years ago.

Have a favorite chocolate cake recipe ?