Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TWD: Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake


This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection is Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake. Looking at my photos, I’m realizing I should have dressed it up a bit more, maybe some fresh raspberries? It looks pretty plain (and a little messy). And a little bit short, because when I was cutting the layers, the middle layer crumbled. The cake was completely cool when I cut it, I just wasn’t super-careful. I briefly contemplated how I could piece the center layer together, but quickly realized that would make an even bigger mess. I decided a short chocolate cake was perfectly acceptable, since I was also serving a Key Lime Tart and people would probably want a little of each dessert (and sure enough, they did).



Sorry, I couldn’t resist posting a photo of the tart, as it was the more photogenic of the two desserts I made this weekend. But seriously, the Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake is a darn good cake! I loved the fudgy texture and the raspberry filling cut the chocolatiness of it splendidly. Aside from my little mistake slicing the layers, the cake was simple and quick to make, and it’s always nice to have recipes like that in your repertoire.

This cake rated an 8 for Deliciousness and a 3 for Effort, for an EDR of 2.66. Thank you to Amy Ruth of Amy Ruth Bakes for choosing this lovely cake. You can find the recipe here on Amy Ruth’s site; her conversational writing style and pretty photos are also worth stopping by for. And visit the TWD site to see what the rest of the group thought of this chocolate treat.

10 comments:

Kayte said...

Ah, yes, I will take a nice big slice of that tart please! Not that the other wasn't fine, as my guys loved it, but you know how I feel about chocolate vs. citrus! Lovely presentations, both of them...love the swirly bits your did on the chocolate loaf as that dressed it up a lot!

Lauryn said...

Looks great -- as does that tart!! Double the dessert, double the fun!! :)

AmyRuth said...

Hi... I can't resist tasting your tart, have any left? LOL
Glad this was an easy one this week with Father's Day and everything. Plus, we liked it, Bonus! Either way, thank you for your compliments and for baking along with me this week. Quick, fast, and in a hurry, right? That's life.
AmyRuth

Flourchild said...

They both look so good. I love keylime anything!

theeclecticconnoisseur said...

I love the way your swirled the icing on your cake. That tart looks gorgeous too. Slicing cake layers is so tricky!

Nichi said...

nothing would be better than some chocolate cake and some fruity tart at the same time...heaven!

jillbert said...

They both look great, and it's kind of neat that they're the same shape. The browned meringue looks perfect!

Marthe said...

Yes, the key lime tart is more photogenic! I really liked my chocolate cake, but I would love a piece of that tart!!

Heather said...

Two beautiful productions! I would like a slice of each, please.

Mimi said...

I can help but want a slice of each, both look too good to pass up.
Mimi