Today I wanted some chocolate and here’s something to think about for Valentine’s Day, too since it’s right around the corner.
Just how many chocolate-covered hearts do we shove down our pie-holes each Valentine’s Day? According to Nielsen, Americans will purchase around 58 million pounds of chocolate during the days leading up to the 14th (a small fraction of the reported 3 billion pounds per year), and we shell out somewhere around $345 million to satisfy our Valentine’s sweet tooth.
I was going to make some chocolate croissants, but didn’t realize the dough needs to be refrigerated for at least 8 hours. So, another day. Instead I made a Mocha Brownie Cake from Baking with Julia written by Dorie Greenspan, publisher William Morrow and Co., Inc., ISBN: 0-688-14657-0, pg. 282. One publisher hasn’t been so kind which is bothersome to me because I use recipes from those cookbooks and their magazine that I receive all the time. They would only stand to profit more if I were to recommend you go to their website, and purchase their magazine subscription, cookbooks or any cooking supplies. Not mentioning any names, but “it’s a good thing” don’t you think, if you were to go to their(ahem)her website? ☺
Mocha Brownie Cake
*I have voluntarily deleted this recipe because I copied it before I had permission to do so from the publisher. I’ll will repost if I do receive the go-ahead. Until then, I’ve given the book information, an image and the link from the Amazon website.*
Cooling in the pan.
The ganache(YES, Ganache! I love that word, it sounds so decadent!) on top of the first layer.
The spring-form pan I used was 10 inches hence part of the reason for the unevenly frosted cake. The other reason, I just need more practice. My family really liked it. It was good as I was testing it throughout, but then later when I had it all assembled I thought it tasted a tiny bit dry, but was definitely still edible. It was extremely rich, so you’re definitely going to need a big glass of milk!
Comments & Reviews
Oh, that cake looks divine! I think it looks so pretty inside w/ those layers! MMMMMMM….delish!!!
Thanks, Lorie! It was pretty sinful!
It was very pretty and very dense in chocolate flavor! Again, thank you for sharing it with us!
You are very welcome, Tina! I’m really glad you all enjoyed it.