This weeks exciting installment of TWD is hosted by Lyb of And then I do the dishes– Chocolate 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.