Friday, February 27, 2009

Flourless Chocolate Cake :: Feb DB

Daring Baker time again. Yippee! say the kids. Flourless chocolate cake with ice cream. The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.

For a flourless cake you need four things: that's it. A double-boiler melted combination of chocolate and butter, stiff-peaked egg whites, and egg yolks. Sure you could throw in a little vanilla or a little espresso or salt. These would be great dimensions. But the greatness of this thing lies in it's simplicity. Oh yeah, I guess you'd need a buttered pan too, if you're being picky.





My interpretation of this month's challenge was creating a triple shot ice cream - coffee flavored ice cream with ground espresso and chocolate covered espresso beans. For you coffee lovers, yes, it was as good as it sounds. It *made* the dessert. So did the chocolate ganache sauce that it was all swimming in. Yum. If only I hadn't tried to restart my diet again this week. Sigh.




Below is a new function I'm trying out where you can more easily see my whole Flickr album for this challenge. What do you think?


14 comments:

Canadian Baker said...

Your ice cream sounds delicious...I love coffee-flavoured anything. Also, your cake looks great!

Sara said...

This looks so yummy--and WOW, that ice cream sounds terrific!

CookiePie said...

Beautiful! Love the presentation, and that ice cream sounds like it's TO DIE FOR.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very well done! Both your ice cream and cake look fantastic!

Cheers,

Rosa

lisamichele said...

Gorgeous photos and presentation. Love the ice cream and the bittersweet chocolate ganache along side of it. Well done!

ARLENE said...

WOW! I'm not a big ice cream fan, but yours sounds incredible. Great presentation. Ganache...heaven on earth.

Ally said...

Yum, ganache and coffee flavored ice cream sound wonderful! both look fabulous!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This whole combination is amazing... I'm so impressed!

Audax said...

I just love how it looks so yummu and so coffee and chocolate - excellent presentation on this challenge. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

Maggie said...

The ice cream sounds great and I like the presentation with the chocolate coffee beans and ganache. It looks like a death by chocolate dessert.

Dragon said...

Great job on this month's challenge!

Jenny said...

Yum, it looks delicious - decadent too. I think coffee ice cream would have been wonderful with this cake.

ice tea: sugar high said...

coffee and chocolate.. yes please! both combined is heaven. Great photos!

vegwife said...

Wow, this looks really really scrumptious! Would've made an awesome birthday cake! *files it in her mind for next year*