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.

9 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Fabulous cake.

We loved it.

Megan said...

Ooooh, the cake looks so....gooey and chocolatey. Yum yum.

pinkstripes said...

Great looking cake. I'm glad you liked it.

Teanna said...

Hahah love that she would have to explain this one on a job application! Great job!

Secret Server said...

Yours looks so moist and what a pretty presentation.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your cake looks so moist and delicious! Great job!

margot said...

Your cake looks lovely. I agree, it's totally a party cake.

TeaLady said...

Cake looks really moist. Love the strawberry.

Barbara said...

Oooh, lovely! This cake freezes well, too. We have some slices stashed in the freezer for those times we might want to party at home!