Tuesday, May 24, 2016
TWD - Betty's Chocoholic Cake
The second recipe this month for Tuesday with Dorie is a glorious chocolate cake - Betty's Chocoholic Cake, to be exact. The original recipe is three layers of dense chocolate cake, containing 400g chocolate, 400g butter and 6 eggs. I halved the recipe and made two layers instead. I made mine with a commercial gluten free flour mix so that I could share a slice with a gluten-intolerant friend.
This cake is densely rich and chocolatey - a chocolate lover would happily substitute a bar of chocolate for a slice of this cake.
I only used half of the ganache, only having half the cake. I figured that a cake such of this did not require even more chocolate. Accordingly, instead of decorating it with white chocolate curls, as suggested by Dorie, I decorated it with hundreds and thousands:
The hundreds and thousands give the cake a festive look but do not take away from the gorgeous dark chocolate flavour of the cake.
This cake tastes as good as it looks - discipline is involved not to keep eating it.
To see what the other bakers made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.