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.