Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie- Gooey Chocolate Cake.

This was both my first ever Blog Challenge and Tuesdays with Dorie event!  Although my cakes were not exactly ooey gooey, I was at least comforted by my fellow bloggers' matching misfortunes, lol.  The cake was still delicious, and the recipe is definitely a keeper.  Conclusion- less bake time.

1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 stick unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
6 tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Sift flour, cocoa, and salt.  Melt 4 ounces chocolate and butter over a double boiler. Remove from heat once melted.  In a large bowl, whisk eggs and yolk.  Add sugar and whisk until blended, about 2 minutes.  Add dry ingredients and whisk by hand.  With a light hand, stir in melted chocolate/butter mixture.  Divide evenly into 5-6 ramkins or muffin tins and sprinkle 1 ounce finely chopped chocolate.

Although the recipe calls for a bake time of 13 minutes, I think I will try 9-10 minutes next time.  These are served best warm and make a lovely Sunday night dessert =)

I topped my cakes with fluffy whipped cream and a dash of cocoa powder.


Mary said...

i want to just eat that bite in the last picture it looks so gooey!! great job!

Cecilia said...

Welcome to TWD! Your final product looks oh-so-delicious.

BTW, I really like your stand mixer. The color is awesome.

Annemarie said...

Welcome to TWD! Your cakes look fabulous with the cream & cocoa powder. And the fondant cake is gorgeous...nice work!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your first TWD! Whipped cream and cocoa powder sound like a lovely addition to these cakes.