Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TWD: Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake

This week’s Tuesday with Dorie baking assignment was chosen by Amy of Amy Ruth Bakes.

I’m a lover of all things chocolate, so I had such high hopes for this cake. The batter mixed up like a dream: thick, creamy, and very, very tasty.

But I missed judged the time needed to make the cake ( the cake came out of the oven at 11:15 am and I had to be at our Father’s Day party at noon), so I sliced and frosted the cake while it was still steaming hot. Of course the frosting melted on contact with the hot cake and the suddenly liquid chocolate oozed all over the place.

And the taste?

Well, honestly, I was a little disappointed.

I found the cake bland and the bottom and sides of the loaf were very hard. Maybe I cooked it too long -- I probably cooked it too long. -- I have a very bad habit of doing that :(

Here is a peek at the inside. My cake may not have been the best tasting thing at the party, but I just loved the look of all that warm chocolate oozing out and dripping down the sides. Ahhh chocolate.

Side note on the job situation: Only three more days till the pink slips come out! I wish Friday would hurry up and get here cause I keep swinging from deep depression at losing my paycheck to overwhelming joy at finally getting away from a job that was slowly killing me. I guess this emotionally roller coaster is normal????

So what should I do on my first Monday of unemployment? I think I may go back and start baking all of the TWD recipes I missed!


  1. Have fun baking all of those pst recipes! I hope you find a job you enjoy soon!
    SOrry the cake was a dissapointment, it sure looks moist!

  2. Oh sorry you did not love this! We did. But your frosting looks so yummy!!

  3. I love dripping chocolate also. Your cake is just waiting to have a bite taken out of it.

  4. Well, it certainly does look very inviting with all of that oozing chocolate. Good luck on the job front!

  5. Sorry you didn't love it. Good luck with your job situation!

  6. I don't know what you will do,.... but I would totally eat that cake. Yumm Irresistible for sure. I think it looks devine. Thank you so much for baking along with me this week. The next time I make mine I am going to cut the baking time down a tad myself. I totally like the oooey goooey side of life too.
    Good Luck with the new "open windows" in your life.

  7. love the shine & sheen on your cake. I like this so much I made 2: Bundt & Loaf cakes

  8. Your swirly frosting looks great, and so does the drippy chocolate. I probably would have eaten lots more if I'd sliced it when warm.