AKA The Cake That Got Dorie Fired.
But, it's not because of what you'd think... she didn't get fired cause the cake sucked... she got fired for insubordination. I like that. I was psyched when this recipe was finally picked by Lyb of And Then I Do the Dishes for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie. I'd seen the pictures of the cake in the recipe and it looked so rich and delicious... I was dying to try it.
This is a rich chocolate cake with a couple of surprise guests thrown in... 1. Booze (well, I guess that doesn't really count as a surprise, since it's actually in the name of the recipe). 2. Prunes.
So, there... prunes and booze... it's like a wednesday night at bingo (well, at least the fun bingo).
I bought some prunes used Amaretto (in place of whatever the hell Armagnac is) and got to work.
There were lots of steps and lots of bowls... but I found it soothingly un-complicated to put together. Just the way I like my baking. I did have some issues on when to pull it from the oven... pulled it too soon and had to pop it back in for a bit. And even though I was afraid that I had overcooked it through all that, the cake turned out awesome!
Super moist (from the prunes, I'm sure) and with a twang from the Amaretto... not enough to be able to pinpoint it, but enough to make you say hmmm.. what is that? I like it!
I would make this again... Check out Lyb's blog for the recipe.