Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake
My dear blogging buddy Amy of Amy Ruth Bakes selected the Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. If you know me at all, you know that I love chocolate. Deep, dark chocolate. I'm not a fan of milk chocolate, and not even so much for semi-sweet. This loaf cake, with its punch of cocoa fit nicely into the deep, dark realm that I love so much.
This was another Tuesdays with Dorie selection I made before I went on vacation, and I had serendipitously picked up a container of sour cream at the market, vaguely thinking I needed it for something. Also serendipitously, I had two sticks of butter out on the counter, so I was ready to go when the chocolate urge struck.
Dorie's recipe calls for a jam syrup to fill the split cake, but I didn't have the right jam and didn't want to buy any, so I used some ganache from the freezer to both fill and frost the cake. This made it an even easier cake to knock out on a weeknight, and the double hit of chocolate was appreciated by my co-workers.
Thanks, Amy, for a super pick! If you'd like the recipe, Amy has it for you here.