Chocolate Souffle Cake
This one is from a month or two ago. My condo's social committee had a chocolate-themed potluck event. Well, I couldn't pass that up. And, of course, I had to impress, but also didn't have time to shop for ingredients. I got this recipe from the Tartine Bakery cookbook. (Incidentally, I'm pretty psyched to visit the actual bakery in SF next week.) It's a really interesting recipe. Flourless chocolate cake, so it's super rich. Unlike other flourless chocolate cakes, though, it's souffled, meaning whipped egg whites are folded in right before baking, which give it a lot of lightness and volume when the air bubbles expand in the oven. There's also a step of whipping the egg yolks and folding that in. Crazy. Wasn't sure what to do with the presentation. That's something I need to get better at. Anyway, it turned out to be practically the only homemade thing at the party. Went over very well, I'd say.