Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Chocolate Idiot Cake
I don't know about you, but when I'm browsing through food blogs and I come across a recipe called a Chocolate Idiot Cake, I have to make that cake and I have to make that cake pretty much straight away. Even if the recipe wasn't from fabulous pastry chef David Lebovitz. Since the recipe was from fabulous pastry chef David Lebovitz, I grabbed my laptop and headed straight for the kitchen.
I wasn't just aimlessly baking, we did have plans to go to a friend's house for dinner but due a scheduling conflict we were only going to be able to make it for dessert so we volunteered to bring something. David says that this cake, in addition to being idiot-proof, can keep for several days when well wrapped in the fridge. Since I was making this the day before, the cake just kept getting more and more perfect.
Well, there was a small complication. D loves flourless chocolate cake and he was a little disappointed that he wouldn't get to taste it until the next day. I felt sorry for him and since my springform tin is a little smaller than the 23cm tin recommended, I made him a second, tiny 11cm version to taste.
The cake was so easy to make, and each step looked so pretty I had to take lots of photos. The cake, once cooked, is rich and creamy and fabulous. It melts in your mouth and has an almost mousse-like texture to it. D liked it, but thought that even a small slice of the big cake might be too rich. I disagreed, it was a thin slice of chocolate heaven which matched perfectly with the whipped cream. Who could want for more?
Unfortunately, we hosted a dinner party that night and the well-wrapped cake for the next day met with an unfortunate accident when some beer bottles fell on it and squashed it. I can't tell you how disappointed I am that I had to keep it and eat it myself. I really can't.
Head on over to David's blog where you can find the recipe posted here.