Monday, August 15, 2005

Chocolate Orbit Cake

Did the [flourless] Chocolate Orbit Cake from Room for Dessert today. Had some friends over tonight and it disappeared pretty quickly. Short list of ingredients on this one: eggs, sugar, chocolate, butter. Melt, mix, bake in water bath... chocolate cake! No time-consuming flour-related steps to slow things down. I accidentally bought chocolate with almonds in it, but everything seemed to mix up okay anyway. Wasn't quite sure what the texture would come out like, and it seemed a little soft even though I left it in slightly longer than the recommended time, but I had to get it out of the oven or be late for dinner. Even after it cooled, the cake was still a little soft, but... maybe that's how it was supposed to be. I assume. Oh, AND, for my birthday, my friend Marlon got me the more recent David Lebovitz cookbook, The Great Book of Chocolate. I think that was a hint. Bound to get some good tips out of there, so very cool.

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