Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie: The Cake That Got Her Fired!


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...

10 comments:

Ingrid said...

Ha, that's funny, looks like your 2yr old liked it by the size of the chunk missing!

Nice photos.
~ingrid

The Food Librarian said...

Looks delicious!! Great job with it!

Tracey said...

Your cake looks lovely! Glad you enjoyed it so much!

Linda said...

Great job with your cake --- i loved this as well!

Snooky doodle said...

this cake is surely a winner. I like the rich chocoaltey ones :)yummy.

Jules Someone said...

That's excellent! When my daughter was about three, we were at a friend's party. Apparently, there was a frosted cake on the table just about mouth height. Yup, she leaned in and took a bite. Nice.

Kellie said...

That cake looks yummy but I REALLY love the picture of the unattended cake, maybe because that is my life right now, but I love it! Thanks for sharing that, it made me giggle ;)

Teanna said...

HAHAHAHAH How cute is your little one, sneaking off with a whole chunk of your cake!

TeaLady said...

2 year olds. Gotta love them. Did he like it??? Cake looks good and moist.

snbjork said...

That's too funny! Before I read the caption, I already knew what happened to your cake. I have a couple of sneaky toddlers myself. One of them did this to my Mom's cake a few months ago. He wasn't interested in the cake, though. Just the frosting. He pretty much raked about half the frosting off while we were attending to dinner.

That cake looks awesome!!!