Artwork by Jacob

Artwork by Jacob

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Betty's Chocoholic Cake

I made Betty's Chocoholic Cake from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan as part of my Mother's Day Brunch. This rich chocolate cake is not for the faint of heart, comprised of three layers of cake which are more brownie-like than cake and topped with ganache.

The finished product was impressive.

I served the cake with fresh whipped cream which it needed as it was so rich. I should have also used raspberries to bring a little tartness to the party. My son had a scoop of vanilla ice cream which he enjoyed. You really need to be a chocolate lover for this one. My guests enjoyed it but thought it was too sweet.

Thanks to my son who was my photographer for this cake. To see what others made go to the Tuesdays with Dorie website.

10 comments:

  1. Your cake looks amazing! Good call with the whipped cream!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your cake does look very impressive. I used whipped cream as filling which I think was a nice contrast to its richness. Delicious any way you serve it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I agree with you that this is a very rich cake. It gave me pause when I saw all the ingredients. Your cake looks impressive. Nice work!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is gorgeous!!! Well done on the gorgeous ganache!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Looks so dense and delicious! I am.really excited for it and will take the suggestion to make the coulis.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Looks so dense and delicious! I am.really excited for it and will take the suggestion to make the coulis.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yes, the three layers sound challenging, but your cake is beautiful and looks like a chocoholic's heaven.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful cake! We aren't that big on chocolate either so it's good to hear about serving options. Thanks for that.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That looks so good! Raspberries would be a perfect foil for a chocolate cake that rich.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Uh, oh. I need to pull out and mark my cookbook ASAP! Looks like a keeper!!

    ReplyDelete