It was so interesting to read Dorie's story about this cake. She was actually fired from a job for making it and it's delicious! Kind of reminded me of Ratatouille and I LOVE that movie, by the way.
Anyway, I had to make a few variations to this cake to make it work. I used almonds for my ground nut. And since I don't have alcohol in my house I couldn't cook the prunes in it and lite it on fire. Yes, that's right, I did say prunes. I'm convinced it is what makes the cake so moist. You can't even taste them! I tried to add some almond extract and lite that on fire, but it didn't work. I would have loved to see that in action though!
Anyway, this cake was incredible. It was so rich and almost like fudge and I ate way too much of it so I cut it up and gave it away to all of the neighbors. It filled my calorie need for the week though, I'm sure of it!
And this is what happened when I went upstairs for a few minutes and left my two year old unattended...