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Chocolate Cake

June 4, 2016

I love trying “foolproof” baking recipes, unintentionally messing them up, and proving that no, they are not foolproof. But this New York Times recipe for Chocolate Dump-It cake actually worked. If a 9 months pregnant lady with a need to pee every 5 minutes, an aching back, and an intense chocolate craving can successfully make this, anyone can.

A few notes: I used a bundt pan because I don’t have a tube pan, worked fine. Definitely take the recipe seriously when it says to generously flour and butter the pan – I thought I did a good job but still had a few chunks missing from the top when I unmolded the cake (which doesn’t really matter because you cover it with icing). I think I’d prefer a little more chocolate and a little less sour cream in the icing, it was a bit too sour for me. And I used the double boiler per the recipe, but you could just as easily melt the chocolate in the microwave and stir in the sour cream later. But all in all, easy, very moist, and delicious. I immediately wished I had purchased raspberries and whipped cream to serve with it. Next time.



2 Comments leave one →
  1. Patricia Demase permalink
    June 4, 2016 10:39 am


    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Ken Frederick permalink
    September 15, 2016 6:09 pm

    What has happened to this food blog!!!! No updates since June!!! In particular, I’m looking for a review of “Blackbird Donuts”!!

    What has caused this gap!!!

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