This Tuesday I present Chocolate Armagnac Brandy Cake; chosen by Lyb of, And then I do the dishes. You can check out her blog and the recipe here.
Unfortunately, most of this cake didn’t get eaten. Although it had a beautiful appearance and the taste was decandently chocolate, I just didn’t care for the addition of prunes. They added a weird texture and a somewhat sour flavor to the cake. The husband agreed.
Frankly, I’m just burned out on TWD desserts that involve chocolate cake + ganache. Enough with recipes that use bittersweet chocolate 🙂 I’m ready to dive into the Lemon Cup Custard and the French Yogurt Cake.
But…to leave on a positive note….I enjoy this baking group because it encourages me to try new techniques and flavor combinations. If it weren’t for Tuesdays with Dorie, I probably wouldn’t think of adding liquor soaked prunes to a cake. Stepping out of my baking comfort zone is a good thing, even if it produces a cake that isn’t one of my favorites.
To make the cake gluten free I substituted:
- -1/8 cup brown rice flour and 1/8 tapioca flour for the all-purpose flour
- -added 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- I replaced the Armagnac with Brandy(not b/c it wasn’t GF, I just didn’t have any on hand)
I’m interested to see what the other Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers thought about this cake?!??!
Have a great day!
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