When I saw this weeks assignment for Tuesdays with Dorie I knew this was a recipe I had to make! I mean: who doesn't love chocolate??? When I stepped on the scales this weekend however, I suddenly had doubts.... My weight has never been this high, it actually scared me....
I decided: no more!! Time for diet... I signed up for Weight Watchers online, today was my first day. But... I already had already bought all the ingredients and couldn't let my coworkers down... Every week they look forward to trying a new cake/cookie on Wednesday.
So, I caved in and baked the cake. But... only the smallest sliver of cake for me, just to have a nibble and know what it tastes like. The rest of the cake has to be eaten by my coworkers!!
I made a couple of changes: I used 3,5 ounces milk chocolate and 3,5 ounces bittersweet chocolate in the cake, I also swapped the armagnac for cognac. A bottle of armagnac was soooo expensive, so I bought the cutest tiniest bottle of cognac I could find. Ow and I used a square pan that I lined with parchement instead of a springform pan.
What's that you're saying?? Yes, there is something missing on top of my cake... I totally forgot to put the glaze on top. But it still tastes great!! The texture is nice and velvety, although still a bit moist (I cooked it for 40 minutes instead of the recommended 28 - 32 minutes). I was a bit worried about the prunes, but that was unnecessary: it's like they disappeared into the cake and made it even more smooth!