Tuesdays with Dorie: CHOCOLATE CAKE
For this week, LyB of And Then I Do the Dishes chose Dorie's Chocolate Amagnac Cake - The Cake That Got Me Fired. This cake is a renovated version of one made at the restaurant where Dorie had her very first job in a professional kitchen. Her creativity in switching up ingredients earned her a spot on the forever daunting section of job applications entitled "Have you ever been fired from a job? If so, please explain." At least she has a good story to follow, proof in a mighty yummy chocolate cake recipe, and the success to look back, stick out her tongue, and say - nannynannybooboo! But since we're all adults, I'll get to the cooking, and to the part where we get to set things on fire. I actually omitted the alcohol, and just added the steaped prunes. I also added a couple of handfuls of roughly chopped pecans to the flour and ground pecan mixture. This cake is quite dense and fudgey so the added crunch and texture was nice. I think this cake would make awesome cake bites, and has great presentation so I'm putting it on the mental list for any upcoming group events.