Tuesday, March 3, 2009
TWD: Chocolate Armagnac Cake
I have the most amazing husband ever! Life has just been very crazy for me for the past several weeks. My in-laws were in town this past weekend and then I got the double bonus of a snow day on Monday! I took full advantage of resting and relaxing. Now I did do some baking but I chose to make chocolate chip cookies first. You see my husband just finished up the production of Godspell at the high school he teaches at. I decided that he needed a little treat. So, I made him his favorite cookies.
Then, I was too tired to make the cake I needed to make this week. Would you believe my amazing husband offered to make it for me?!?! I tend to be a little possessive about TWD and usually decide I can do it better my way when he offers to help. Being the smart man that he is, he waited until I left for work. He even took pictures for me!
I usually cut the recipe when I don't have somewhere to take it. So, he made 1/3 of a full recipe and used our large sized Corningware ramekin. He used Amaretto instead of Armagnac (since we don't have any) and used cherries instead of prunes.
The cake was okay. It tasted good and I really liked the tartness of the cherries in contrast to the sweet cake. I'm not a big lover of chocolate cake and so far I have only found one chocolate cake that I love.
I am very grateful to my husband for making this recipe. Thank you to LyB for this week's selection!
PS. He used his King Kong plate to show his manliness!!