Tuesdays with Dorie: Almost-Fudge Gâteau

February 19, 2008 at 6:33 am | Posted in cakes & tortes, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 42 Comments

almost-fudge gâteau

For this week’s installment of Tuesdays with Dorie, Nikki of Crazy Delicious has chosen Dorie’s Almost-Fudge Gâteau.  I love saying the word “gâteau”…sounds so elegant!  A dense chocolate cake with bittersweet glaze certainly is elegant, and luckily this one is a snap to make, too.  I made a half-recipe to fit my 6-inch springform…that pan is getting a workout lately!

almost-fudge gâteau

I thought this would make a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.  I actually had to work that night and was unable to make it then, but turns out it was also a perfect Sunday night dessert.  (It was even more fudgey on Monday night!)  And I still went ahead and decorated it with sugar hearts and pink pearls.  It was really great with a little espresso ice cream on the side.

almost-fudge gâteau

The recipe is, of course, in Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, but you can also find it on Crazy Delicious.  The TWD group is growing by leaps and bounds…check out all of our gâteaux on the Tuesdays with Dorie site.


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  1. Just Gorgeous!

  2. Gorgeous Gateau. Mine are in the oven as I type… they’ll be dessert for tonight’s dance group. If they come out half as good as yours, they’ll be the hit of the party!

  3. That looks so good it should be illegal! I am so cooking that this weekend. I don’t know where you find the time….

  4. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful! I had seen this one other place so far and I wasn’t super impressed. Now…I am impressed. Great job!

  5. I have Dori’s cookbook, but looking at you photo’s makes me want to make this tonight!!! Beautiful

  6. This looks wonderful Steph! I loved this cake.

  7. Yours turned out so good! Mine was utterly delicious. I have already eaten about half of it 🙂 Oopsies

  8. Mmmmm! This looks so delicious. The flawless looking glaze and your decorations really look great. I can’t wait to get Dorie’s cookbook so I can try this recipe and join in on the DWD deliciousness.

  9. You’ve got my looking forward to seeing what you put up on Tuesdays! Haha. Looks great and I’m sure it was tasty.

  10. Yum, this looks so rich and delicious. A perfect dinner party dessert I think.

  11. Ohh, your gateaux is absolutely gorgeous! I love the hearts and pink dragees on the top. I made mine for Valentines day as well. Wasn’t it just the perfect dessert for such an occasion!!

  12. Yours looks great! I love the hearts on top!

  13. It looks great. Very dense and also cute decorations. Ohhhh it must be a great dessert option. Sweet dreams are made of this cake 🙂

  14. Sorry…I meant to say “gâteau”. I also love to use this french expression. I totally agree with you. It sounds so stylish, elegant compared to ordinary and normal “cake” 🙂

  15. As always, beautiful!

  16. Beautiful Steph! The hearts on top are adorable for VDay. I love the shine of your glaze too.

  17. yours looks so great! way to garnish! 😉

  18. That looks beautiful! Seriously Yum!

  19. Wonderful! The little hearts and dragees are a perfect addition to this decadent cake. I racked my brain to think of something to add to mine that wouldn’t take away from the cake, but just plated it with ice cream in the end. You nailed with your sweet decoration.

  20. Your decorations are so cute! Love the texture of your cake, it’s a perfectlly consistant fudge. Very impressive!

  21. look how beautiful your’s turned out!! so creative with the heart decor on top!

  22. Well done! It’s gorgeous!

  23. What a beautiful cake – elegantly done. I’m so impressed!

  24. I can’t believe I haven’t bought a Dorie book yet (runs and hides).

    Such a gorgeous cake. I love the decorations on top too.

  25. I love the decorations on top. Lovely gateau!

  26. I love the decorations! Adorable!

  27. Beautiful! (So that’s how it was supposed to look.)

  28. This looks great! I love looking through your blog. Your food and photographs always look beautiful and I always find recipes I’m dying to try. Also looking into getting the Dorie Greenspan cookbook!

  29. your cake is so cute! love the embellishments 🙂

  30. Your presentation and pictures are stunning! Well done!!

  31. Ooohh, yours looks so gorgeous!! Great job!

  32. beautiful! and looks amazingly delicious too!! i’m thinking i might join up so i can join in the fun!

  33. that looks FAB!! i’ve a;ready had a slice of cake, but looking at that makes me want to go have another…!

  34. I love how thick the ‘glaze’ is on yours! And the decorations are so cute! Great photos.

  35. The hearts are adorable.

  36. Oooh, the texture of that cake is fantastic. Waant…

    And psst! You’ve been awarded!

  37. Was your intention to make me fall off the chair from the deliciousness of that photo? Was IT!? Shame on you!

  38. Absolutely adorable!

  39. Absolutely stunningly perfect! I luurve the hearts!

  40. Holy moly…this is a stunning display of perfection!

  41. Mmm…mmm…gorgeous!

  42. Un gâteau fantastique

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