I still need to post my Daring Bakers Challenge, the flourless chocolate cake that was brought to us by Dharm and Wendy. Baked it in time to post, even took pics but then returning from our holiday we received very sad news and posting chocolate cakes was not on my mind.
The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. We have chosen a chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.
This cake is indeed all about chocolate, we were duly warned that the flavour would mimic exactly the chocolate used. Well with the only two other ingredients being butter and eggs (!) that's not strange at all. I halved the ingredienst and used a combination of white and dark chocolate to humour the kids and husband, knowing this cake wasn't for me. I don't like dense cakes, moist is not my thing and well chocolate... not really my to-go-to-food.
Judging whether the cake was done was the hardest part, I really didn't know what to look for, Wendy gave a great description of the cake-testes coming out wet, the top being a bit crumbly brownie-like but it just didn't happen with mine. The inside when tested with a fingertop just sank away and was downright sloshy. Gave it 10 extra minutes... didn't help much but I was afraid it would go all dry soooooo...
I nuked it.