Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Chocolate Armagnac Cake

This month's challenge is brought to us by Lyb of And then I do the dishes- Chocolate Armagnac Cake - The Cake That Got Me Fired.

Sunday was the first KVB Baking Day. Kacey, Victoria, and myself gathered in my kitchen to tackle Dorie's cake that got her fired. We each wore an apron. Kacey's was super cute with a ruffle at the bottom.


We had a great time and I think I did a great job not taking over (I have a tendency of doing that in my kitchen). I have to say I'm getting a bit sick of this folding of beaten egg whites in every one of her recipes. Yes, it is meant to lighten the cake. No, I don't like doing it.

We are in an economic crisis. I just had my hours cut back at work. I'm not about to go out and buy a bottle of booze that I may never use again. In my alcohol cabinet...Irish Whiskey. Perfect. I soaked my raisins (instead of prunes) in this and allowed them to sit for a few hours.


Overall we each enjoyed the cake. Quite chocolaty. The nuts add a nice crunch here and there. The raisins...hmm. Why? Kacey and I didn't mind them, they added something different. I don't think Toria was too impressed with them. I would have enjoyed a stronger taste of whiskey.


The next KVB Baking Day will be held at Victoria's house in a few weeks. Here and there we may host a guest baker. The hostess (with the mostest) is allowed to pick the project. I believe we are doing something with whiskey, stout, Baileys. What could it be??









9 comments:

Carrie said...

I wanna crash a KVB baking day!

Kacey said...

Good job girls!!! I have to say, we made an awfully pretty cake there! And I agree...we did an excellent job working together in the kitchen! Can't wait for the next one!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful job on the cake! I love the plate garnish!

Jennifer said...

Wow, what pretty plating. I think your cake looks fabulous!

(And baking with friends is always fun)

pinkstripes said...

It sounds and looks like it was a fun time. Your cake looks gorgeous.

chocolatechic said...

Oh....honey!


I just love your pink apron.

Your cake looks good too.

Linda said...

I love baking w. friends --- sounds like you gals had a blast, and made a really delicious cake to boot!

Teanna said...

Glad it turned out well! I love the decoration on the plate!

TeaLady said...

Y'all did a great job on that cake. Looks pretty on the plate. And the snow is pretty too. Lucky you to have chocolate and snow.....

And good friends to bake with.