Tuesday, December 28, 2010

TWD—Rewind, Almost-Fudge Gateau

I was looking through the Tuesday With Dorie recipes that I missed because we were allowed to pick whatever recipe we wanted that we’d missed in the past. 
I was actually going to just skip it because we’ve definitely had enough chocolate/cookies/goodies around here.  But I decided to make it since we had some friends over for dinner who are here from Kansas.  (Thanks for coming over, Berghouts!  So fun to see you.)

I saw on the P&Q that Valerie was going to make the Almost-Fudge Gateau and just in my browsing it had already caught my eye.  So I decided that’s what I’d make.

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The super rich, decadent almost-too-fudgy gateau was easy to make and baked off without a hitch.  Mine didn’t even sink in the middle as Dorie said it might.  She suggested putting the glaze on the bottom side, but I decided to just do it on the top since it wasn’t cracked or sunken in the middle.

I’m taking it easy on eating so much/so many goodies for a while, so I only took a little bite of Kevin’s piece of the gateau and it’s really fudgy, rich and tasted great.  Everyone liked it.  I omitted the coffee and forgot to add the water instead.  I made the cake with 70% dark chocolate and the ganache with semi sweet chocolate as that was all I had left.

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The middle of the gateau was just slightly underdone (I baked it 30 minutes), but that actually just made it fudgier.  I would probably make this again for someone who really loves chocolate.

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I made a darn good dinner to go with the chocolate as well and will be sharing that with you very soon!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a fantastic New Year!

20 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Looks fabulous.

Clivia said...

Awesome cake! So much chocolate.

Lisa Ernst said...

I see a dessert like this one and it really grabs my interest! It looks wonderful and for me there's never too much chocolate. I'll have to bookmark this one for a try -- Valentine's Day is coming up after all....

Valerie said...

Katrina, your gateau looks sooo good. I left mine bare, but now I wish I had used the ganache/frosting/over-the-top glaze! Also, mine was a bit raw in the middle too, but I'm wondering if that's exactly the way it's supposed to be? :-)

Happy New Year!

cindy said...

Wow! This loooks delish. I have yet to make this but I know I would love it. Have a Happy New Year.

Mindy said...

Just so you know... I love chocolate!

Sweet and Savory said...

I love chocolate so this is just right for me. Yours has my name all over it.

Karen said...

Oh yum! This is on my list to make eventually. It looks perfect even if it was a little underdone in the middle. I need to lay off the sweets as well.

briarrose said...

I want it.....want...it. Seriously fabulous job on this. It looks sinfully good. Now about this myth that there is such a thing as too much chocolate? ;)

Jennifurla said...

the slice shot is so gorgeous and decadent.

alvarosa said...

I was always wondering what this one would look like. Can you get more chocolate in one cake? Looks wonderful!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Oh yum. Can you send over a piece? :) It's beautiful, Katrina!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I agree--so many goodies this time of year. But I am not sure I could pass a slice of that up--looks heavenly!

TeaLady said...

I remember how rich and delicious this was. Really need to make this again - LATER!!

Looks just perfect!!!

Caroline said...

Wow, your cake looks awesome. I haven't made this one yet and I think I need to go back to it!

Jacque said...

Hey, way to get another recipe in, LOL. I made the choco. malted whopper drops but didn't even manage to take a picture, much less blog about it, so you definitely have my respect.

All of your sweets/snacks/treats lately look fantastic and congrats on your new baby/pup. He's a heartbreaker, for sure :)

Leslie said...

I envy your self control because I wouldn't have been able to resist a slice of this! I almost picked this one for the rewind, now I wish I had!

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Oh wow! That crust looks interesting and a nice blend of textures with the filling.

Hope you had a great Christmas!

jillbert said...

Wow, this does look like a dessert for a serious chocolate lover!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Ahhh I'm sure that underbaked center is on purpose. It looks so delicious!! I've had this one bookmakred since forever!