Tuesday, February 19, 2008

TWD-Almost Fudge Gateau

This weeks TWD recipe was chosen by Nikki of Crazy Delicious, and what a great one to choose! This cake is intensly rich, and goes great with a big glass of milk! I will of course mark this as a make again dessert! It has only a few ingredients and came together rather quickly..bake for 30-35 minutes, and there you have it!

Our TWD chicks have grown to 43 chicks, my, my, how we have grown. Go ahead, check out our TWD site and check out the other girls take on this dessert.

Next weeks recipe will be chosen by Ashley, of Eat me, Delicious..


Almost-Fudge Gâteau
5 large eggs
9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup of sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons coffee or water
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt


For the Glaze (optional)
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
½ cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons light corn syrup


Getting Ready:
Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan, line the bottom with parchment paper, butter the paper, dust the inside of the pan with flour and tap out the excess. Place the pan on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone mat.

Separate the eggs, putting the whites in a mixer bowl or other large bowl and the yolks in a small bowl.

Set a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and add the chocolate, sugar butter and coffee. Stir occasionally until the chocolate and butter are melted; the sugar may still be grainy, and that's fine. Transfer the bowl to the counter and let the mixture sit for 3 minutes.
Using a rubber spatula, stir in the yolks one by one, then fold in the flour.

Working with the whisk attachment of the mixer or a hand mixer, beat the egg whites with the pinch of salt until they hold firm, but glossy peaks. Using the spatula, stir about one quarter of the beaten whites into the batter, then gently fold in the rest. Scrape the butter into the pan and jiggle the pan from side to side a couple of times to even the batter.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the cake has risen evenly (it might rise around the edges and you'll think it's done, but give it a few minutes more, and the center will puff too) and the top has firmed (it will probably be cracked) and doesn't shimmy when tapped; a thin knife inserted into the center should come out just slightly streaked with chocolate. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let the cake rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Run a blunt knife gently around the edges of the cake and remove the sides of the pan. Carefully turn the cake over onto a rack and remove the pan bottom and the parchment paper. Invert the cake onto another rack and cool to room temperature right side up. As the cake cools, it may sink.

To Make the Optional Glaze:
First, turn the cooled cake over onto another rack so you'll be glazing the flat bottom, and place the rack over a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper to catch any drips.
Put the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl.

Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water or in a microwave oven – the chocolate should be just melted and only warm, not hot. Meanwhile, bring the cream to a boil in a small sauce pan. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir very gently with a rubber spatula until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in the corn syrup.

Pour the glaze over the cake and smooth the top with a long metal icing spatula. Don't worry if the glaze drips unevenly down the sides of the cake – it will just add to its charms. Allow the glaze to set at room temperature or, if you're impatient, slip the cake into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. If the glaze dulls in the fridge, just give it a little gentle heat from a hairdryer.

21 comments:

Nikki57 said...

April it looks like chocolaty heaven. A glass of milk is definitely a must with this cake.

Jhianna said...

Looks great! I wish mine had come out as moist as yours!

slush said...

2 glasses of milk! Looks great April!

chelley325 said...

It looks wonderful! Great job!

Shawnda said...

Intensely rich is right!

dinneranddessert said...

It looks great- very nice and moist! Great job =)

Jaime said...

great job! i think it would be great with some milk too

Beth G. said...

Mmmm, your gateau looks fabulous! Great job!!

Dolores said...

Yeah, this week's recipe has "Got Milk?" written all over it. Yours looks yummy! I'm glad I don't gain weight looking at pictures. :)

Lynette said...

it is absolutely oozing with the glaze... yum!! yours looks extremely fudgey... gorgeous!

TPOX said...

Looks great!

Gigi said...

Another great Dorie recipe! The cake looks so indulgent ...the perfect dessert.

lemontartlet said...

Yours looks so good I'm wanting some right now for breakfast! It ain't nice to try to make me misbehave you know.

Megan said...

Looks like heaven!

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Oh my gosh, your gateau looks so ooey gooey and moist. I am so jealous!

jason said...

hey, here is the site i was talking about where i made the extra cash, I was making about $900 extra a month...
check it out ..

jason said...

hey, here is the site i was talking about where i made the extra cash, I was making about $900 extra a month...
check it out ..

Peabody said...

Yes, a big glass of milk is a must!

eatme_delicious said...

Looks good! I didn't make this last week but I know I'll be making it in the future!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

it was easy to throw together--yours looks pretty tasty!

Melissa said...

Looks great - too bad mine's gone...I'm craving some more!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

TWD-Almost Fudge Gateau

This weeks TWD recipe was chosen by Nikki of Crazy Delicious, and what a great one to choose! This cake is intensly rich, and goes great with a big glass of milk! I will of course mark this as a make again dessert! It has only a few ingredients and came together rather quickly..bake for 30-35 minutes, and there you have it!

Our TWD chicks have grown to 43 chicks, my, my, how we have grown. Go ahead, check out our TWD site and check out the other girls take on this dessert.

Next weeks recipe will be chosen by Ashley, of Eat me, Delicious..


Almost-Fudge Gâteau
5 large eggs
9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup of sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons coffee or water
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt


For the Glaze (optional)
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
½ cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons light corn syrup


Getting Ready:
Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan, line the bottom with parchment paper, butter the paper, dust the inside of the pan with flour and tap out the excess. Place the pan on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone mat.

Separate the eggs, putting the whites in a mixer bowl or other large bowl and the yolks in a small bowl.

Set a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and add the chocolate, sugar butter and coffee. Stir occasionally until the chocolate and butter are melted; the sugar may still be grainy, and that's fine. Transfer the bowl to the counter and let the mixture sit for 3 minutes.
Using a rubber spatula, stir in the yolks one by one, then fold in the flour.

Working with the whisk attachment of the mixer or a hand mixer, beat the egg whites with the pinch of salt until they hold firm, but glossy peaks. Using the spatula, stir about one quarter of the beaten whites into the batter, then gently fold in the rest. Scrape the butter into the pan and jiggle the pan from side to side a couple of times to even the batter.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the cake has risen evenly (it might rise around the edges and you'll think it's done, but give it a few minutes more, and the center will puff too) and the top has firmed (it will probably be cracked) and doesn't shimmy when tapped; a thin knife inserted into the center should come out just slightly streaked with chocolate. Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and let the cake rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Run a blunt knife gently around the edges of the cake and remove the sides of the pan. Carefully turn the cake over onto a rack and remove the pan bottom and the parchment paper. Invert the cake onto another rack and cool to room temperature right side up. As the cake cools, it may sink.

To Make the Optional Glaze:
First, turn the cooled cake over onto another rack so you'll be glazing the flat bottom, and place the rack over a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper to catch any drips.
Put the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl.

Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water or in a microwave oven – the chocolate should be just melted and only warm, not hot. Meanwhile, bring the cream to a boil in a small sauce pan. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir very gently with a rubber spatula until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in the corn syrup.

Pour the glaze over the cake and smooth the top with a long metal icing spatula. Don't worry if the glaze drips unevenly down the sides of the cake – it will just add to its charms. Allow the glaze to set at room temperature or, if you're impatient, slip the cake into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. If the glaze dulls in the fridge, just give it a little gentle heat from a hairdryer.

21 comments:

Nikki57 said...

April it looks like chocolaty heaven. A glass of milk is definitely a must with this cake.

Jhianna said...

Looks great! I wish mine had come out as moist as yours!

slush said...

2 glasses of milk! Looks great April!

chelley325 said...

It looks wonderful! Great job!

Shawnda said...

Intensely rich is right!

dinneranddessert said...

It looks great- very nice and moist! Great job =)

Jaime said...

great job! i think it would be great with some milk too

Beth G. said...

Mmmm, your gateau looks fabulous! Great job!!

Dolores said...

Yeah, this week's recipe has "Got Milk?" written all over it. Yours looks yummy! I'm glad I don't gain weight looking at pictures. :)

Lynette said...

it is absolutely oozing with the glaze... yum!! yours looks extremely fudgey... gorgeous!

TPOX said...

Looks great!

Gigi said...

Another great Dorie recipe! The cake looks so indulgent ...the perfect dessert.

lemontartlet said...

Yours looks so good I'm wanting some right now for breakfast! It ain't nice to try to make me misbehave you know.

Megan said...

Looks like heaven!

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Oh my gosh, your gateau looks so ooey gooey and moist. I am so jealous!

jason said...

hey, here is the site i was talking about where i made the extra cash, I was making about $900 extra a month...
check it out ..

jason said...

hey, here is the site i was talking about where i made the extra cash, I was making about $900 extra a month...
check it out ..

Peabody said...

Yes, a big glass of milk is a must!

eatme_delicious said...

Looks good! I didn't make this last week but I know I'll be making it in the future!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

it was easy to throw together--yours looks pretty tasty!

Melissa said...

Looks great - too bad mine's gone...I'm craving some more!