Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BWJ - Boca Negra



Last night, I went to see Neil Finn and Paul Kelly in concert at The Palais in St Kilda. It was a stiflingly hot night, but no-one seemed to mind with the class acts that we had come to see.  My favourite song was Neil singing Split Enz's Message to My Girl - I was shivering with delight. Other great moments for me were Paul singing Before Too Long, and the Neil-led sing-along of Fall At Your Feet. Magic!

This week's Baking with Julia assignment was the very decadent Boca Negra (literally, "black mouth" which is what you will have after taking a bite), hosted by Cathy of A Frederick Food Garden.

If you are a chocolate fan, you will love this cake.  If you eat it warm, it is kind of like a chocolate self-saucing pudding, but  if you refrigerate it, the cake turns into a fudgy delight that will take you to heaven.  Here is my heart shaped version:




Eat this cake with icecream and raspberries to cut through the dense chocolate.  Enjoy!

To see what the other Baking with Julia bakers thought, visit the BWJ website.

22 comments:

Guru Uru said...

Dense chocolatey goodness my friend :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Joyti said...

Chocolate cake and raspberries are perfect combination. The cake looks delicious!

Cindy said...

I'm a little jealous - that must have been a terrific concert! Your boca negra looks pretty sweet too. :-)

Liz Berg said...

This was so rich and yummy...self saucing is right! Love how you made a heart!

Cher Rockwell said...

Awww - fudgy heart to heaven :-)

Kari said...

I imagine this would be amazing with the raspberries - or perhaps just straight up :)

Cakelaw said...

Cindy, the concert was awesome - the two and a half hours flew by.

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

I love your heart shaped version and am SERIOUSLY jealous of Paul Kelly and Neil Finn. You can take an Aussie girl out of Australia but you can't take Australia out of her I guess!!

yummychunklet said...

Ooh, this sounds pretty delicious both warm and cold!

Elaine said...

I'm so glad that you had a magical time at the concert, Gaye. Your cake looks fabulous in the heart shape. This is a perfect dessert for Valentine's.

smarkies said...

Agreed on the fudgy goodness! Great that you made it for valentines. Love the heart-shaped tin.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen said...

Warm it was too pudding-like, but I loved it anyway. It´s a great cake!

Johanna GGG said...

you get to some great concerts - love both neil finn and paul kelly - have seen them both in places where people want to talk a lot but still loved it

that cake/pudding sounds wonderful too

Marcellina said...

ooooh, I would love to try this! I am hungry!!!!

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This Boca Negra isn’t the first super chocolaty cake I’ve made courtesy of Lora Brody. Really though, this one is more like baked pudding than cake– it’s almost flourless, so it doesn’t really have a crumb. It’s silky smooth, dense and at room temperature just barely holds shape (seriously, I destroyed the first piece I tried to lift up). And has a good amount of booze to boot…the recipe calls for bourbon, but I used dark rum.




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Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Your Boca Negra in the shape of a heart looks wonderful and decadent and I like that you paired it with vanilla ice cream nd fresh raspberries!
Have a great Wednesday!

Kathy said...

Nothing goes better then Chocolate and raspberries! Your cake looks wonderfully delicious! Glad you enjoyed it!

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

I love that you made it heart shaped! Looks great. And it really is an amazing cake. I loved it!

Cindy said...

I'm so behind in my TWD posts. But I should not have missed this one. I do love chocolate! Looks delish.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This sounds wonderfully chocolatey! And Message To My Girl is my favourite Split Enz song :)

Cathleen said...

Chocolate and raspberries were meant for each other. :) I really enjoyed this at room temperature, though my sister liked it better cold.

Kayte said...

Not being a chocolate fan, I'm certain that from all I have read about this one, that my chocolate loving family would really like it if I made these. Such good pictures you have to make it look enticing to someone who doesn't even like chocolate!