Tuesdays with Dorie BCM: Sunday in Paris Chocolate Cake

February 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm | Posted in BCM, cakes & tortes, groups, simple cakes, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 10 Comments
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sunday in paris chocolate cake

Hello my loves. How about a little chocolate for Valentine’s Day? Maybe with some peanuts thrown in, too? If that sounds good to you, then this Sunday in Paris Chocolate Cake will be right up your alley. This recipe is in the “Fancy Cakes” section of the book, but it isn’t an intimidating one. The batter is pretty straightforward, with some peanut butter and chopped nuts in the mix. And the decoration is simple, too…ganache  with a sprinkling of extra nuts and chocolate. I debated making mini cakes or a larger loaf, as the recipe will work either way. I decided to go for dainty little ones and used a silicon financier mold for baking, but a mini muffin tim would be a fine substitute. Watch the baking time if you do small cakes…they don’t take long in the oven.

This sort of reminds me of a cakey brownie. While I could easily eat one of these on it’s own, a scoop of vanilla ice cream makes it even better. You can fiddle with the topping, too. Last night, I took two plain (no ganache topping) cakes, accompanied by the obligatory scoops of ice cream, and drizzled them with warm salted caramel sauce and then scattered peanuts over top. Super good!

For the recipe, see Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. a brownie…totally see that comparison!

  2. My son was commenting that it would be great if there’s ice cream to go with the cake! This cake is a winner for us. Your little cake looks divine!

  3. This chocolate cake looks so tasty !

  4. Ice cream and salted caramel sound like the perfect toppings for this.

  5. These cakes were so good, weren’t they. I love the idea of leaving off the ganache thrn adding caramel and peanuts – deludh.

  6. Looks so cute. Will make this one this weekend

  7. Your little cake looks so pretty. My husband would agree with you, cake and ice cream are his favorites. He has been eating these with a scoop of vanilla. Yum.

  8. Love these as mini-cakes! + salted caramel – YUM.

  9. These were reminiscent of brownies in flavor but the texture was so much lighter. Great with ice cream and without. Wish I had tried some unglazed…

  10. This looks dangerous to make 🙂 I bet it would taste yummy with coconut gelato as well.

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