Tuesdays with Dorie: Cherry-Fudge Brownie TorteOctober 27, 2009 at 1:00 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 23 Comments
Let me begin this post with a PSA: Texting while baking can lead to accidents in the kitchen. For instance, if, while you are baking Dorie’s Cherry-Fudge Brownie Torte for TWD, you are also texting one friend about meeting for lunch and another friend about meeting for drinks, it may not register that the recipe calls for cherry preserves and extra chopped chocolate to be stirred into the brownie base . Trust me, I know! Lucky for me it happened with a forgiving cake.
This is definitely a dense and super-rich dessert. The base is essentially a double-height brownie. It was a little too full-on for me, actually. But the mascarpone mousse topping…that is was really nice and light as a feather. While I probably won’t be making this complete dessert again, I think the mousse would make a fantastic cake filling and I’ll keep it in mind.