TWD- Chocolate Walnut and Drunken Prune Cake

This weeks exciting installment of TWD is hosted by Lyb of And then I do the dishesChocolate Armagnac Cake – The Cake That Got Me Fired on pages 279-281 of Baking From My Home To Yours By Dorie Greenspan.


This cake is similar in nature to the flourless chocolate cake made by the Daring Bakers last month.  I am so pleased that a couple of extra ingredients made this cake SO much more to my liking.

Dorie tells a great story about losing a job for baking insubordination- really if you don’t have the book go get it.


My combination was toasted walnuts ground to flour and prunes flambe-d in brandy.  Armagnac isn’t available and I had walnuts tucked away in the back of the fridge.  I made 2 x 4 inch cakes.  Like others I struggled with the timings.  Even with my wee little cakes they took well over 40 minutes.  I had to pop the little darlings back in the oven.

This was lovely and simple.  The prunes added to the fudgy nature and were a winner.  Now go and check out the TWD blogroll and see what other yummy cakes there are out there.

12 responses to “TWD- Chocolate Walnut and Drunken Prune Cake

  1. Great job at capturing the falambe on film…that’s hard to do!
    Your cakes look really good!

  2. Looks wonderfully gooey!

  3. It looks so delicious and fudge-y!

  4. I liked this cake so much more than the DB cake. I love that last picture. So ooey and gooey.

  5. I really really liked this cake and was so glad I made it. I almost chickened out this week. Yours looks so gooey!! Yum.

  6. Your cake looks delicious and fudgey !!! well done !!!

  7. I think the prunes gave it an extra “fudgy” texture – which I loved. Your cake looks fantastic – I hope you had fun making it!

  8. I’m delighted that you liked that cake — love the picture of the flaming prunes.

  9. Nice shot of the flambeed prunes! I loved this cake way more than the DB version. Great job!!!

  10. CAke looks so moist. A time when ‘going up in flames’ was actually good thing…..

    Great job.

  11. Great pics! Looks wonderful.

  12. Yumm, I could eat this for breakfast. Dorie came by for a visit. That is so exciting!

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