Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie 31: Chocolate Cointreau Cake- The cake that got Dorie fired



This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Lyb of And then I do the dishes.  In fact, it is meant to be a Chocolate Armagnac Cake.  I certainly don't have a handy bottle of Armagnac lying around, so I opted for Cointreau.  Chocolate + Orange = Deliciousness.  As well as providing the recipe, I'm sure if you head over to Lyb's blog, she will further explain the title of the recipe (the cake that got Dorie fired), so I won't be a broken record.  



Is it just me or have I been baking an excessive amount of cakes recently... chocolate ones too.  Quite frankly, I'll be glad if I don't bake another chocolate cake for a few months.  It really isn't a good idea to have full size cakes every week at our house, so I have been halving recipes.  



If you read my last post, you will remember that I have a terrible habit of skimming through recipes far too quickly.  My achilles heel got the better of me this week again- I forgot to add the sugar to the egg yolks!  S was furious!  I wish I hadn't told him in fact... the only reason I did was because he brought it to my attention.  Upon tasting the cake, he told me that it wasn't very sweet.  This was true...  I really need to get on top of this awful habit- starting next week.

11 comments:

Marthe said...

Although your cake wasn't sweet, it looks amazing! I absolutely loved the small piece I had!

Jennifer said...

WOW! Your cake is SO tall....I'm SO envious!

vibi said...

Very nicely done, Bria!

The shaved white chocolate on top is a nice touch, to add color but also texture! Lovely!

chocolatechic said...

ooooOOooooo Chocolate and orange.

YUM!

pinkstripes said...

Oh man, I can't believe you forgot the sugar. Your cake looks good though. Especially with the chopped white chocolate.

Megan said...

I forgot to separate the egg, so I just whipped everything together and hoped for the best! It looks really nice, though.

Carol Peterman said...

I have that same skimming problem. I often don't realize I missed steps until I am reading all the posts making reference to something I haven't even heard of! At least the sugar was minimal, so the cake still worked.

Bria said...

Well surprisingly the non addition of sugar was ok in the end. The prunes definitely added a sweetness, and since we ate it with ice cream, I didn't notice that it wasn't sweet enough or anything- lucky!

Teanna said...

Yeah, it's tough having all of these chocolate cakes around! I had to get rid of this one... no more temptation! It's alright that you missed the sugar the cake still looks great!

Tracey said...

I tend to skim recipes too but generally they're the ones that require overnight refrigeration or something similar that I haven't accounted for :) Great job on the cake!

Linda said...

chocolate and orange --- that sounds fantastic!!!