By now I am sure at some point you’ve heard someone rave about how awesome Google+ is. Now you can add me to the list of G+ fans.
I had a small lesson in Google+ and how it can increase visibility if you use it correctly…
I was doing some marketing research and I came across a photo and a post of a chocolate layer cake. I commented on the thread and lusted after a piece of moist chocolate cake before I went along my merry way.
Two nights ago I needed a chocolate layer cake recipe and not just any ‘ole recipe I needed a GOOD ONE. So I did what I always do…I Googled it. And what do you think came up?
That G+ post that I commented on was right at the top of the search for chocolate layer cake. I was surprised because it’s one thing to read how to use a marketing strategy and completely another to see it in action. I saw it in action and it “clicked” for me.
I was reminded of the way this cake had tempted me nearly to the point of ransacking my pantry for all the things I would need to make it. Seeing the post again I was reminded of my desire to taste this rich and decadent cake. Before I made the cake I left another comment in the thread and made a mental note to tell you how powerful G+ has become. And then there was baking!
This chocolate layer cake was the most moist and rich that I have ever made from scratch. And yes, I followed the recipe. 🙂
This is now our go-to chocolate layer cake recipe and the birthday boy absolutely loved it!
I didn’t use the frosting recipe that was posted with the cake because my other half doesn’t like peanut butter for some reason. So I made a dark chocolate mocha frosting and some scratch-made whipped cream to adorn this prize-worthy cake.
Then the kids got ahold of it and attacked it with sprinkles and decorations, but it was still so springy and chocolatey that everyone had a piece. Not a single person was “too full” for cake tonight!
You can find the recipe for this chocolate layer cake here.
I thought I wasn’t going to post this week since my computer is being repaired but I’m glad that I am able to share this with you! Both the chocolate layer cake and the wonder that is Google+. Facebook, you are sooooo last year.