This week, Tuesday with Dorie is hosted by Lyb of And then I do the dishes. She has chosen a reicpe that I have wanted to make for a long time - Dorie's Chocolate Armagnac Cake or The Cake That Got Me Fired!
This cake is a rich, dark chocolate sensation, and is very grown-up tasting - it would be perfect for any dinner party. I made my cake with prunes flamed in brandy (in place of armagnac), and almond meal instead of pecan nut meal.
OMG - this cake is soooooooooooo good. I was a little scared of flaming the fruit, but I need not have worried - the alcohol only managed a low blue flame which was not anywhere near as exciting as I was afraid it would be, and it did not even show up in my photo:
There is a lot of chocolate in this cake, which is responsible with the alcohol for the dark, smoky flavour:
Here is my uniced cake:
And the finished product, decorated with chocolate glaze and piped treble clefs left over from another project:
This cake is a decadent sensation, and I would gladly make it again. To see how the other TWD members interpreted this recipe, check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll.