>TWD: Chocolate Armagnac Cake

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When I saw this weeks assignment for Tuesdays with Dorie I knew this was a recipe I had to make! I mean: who doesn’t love chocolate??? When I stepped on the scales this weekend however, I suddenly had doubts…. My weight has never been this high, it actually scared me….

I decided: no more!! Time for diet… I signed up for Weight Watchers online, today was my first day. But… I already had already bought all the ingredients and couldn’t let my coworkers down… Every week they look forward to trying a new cake/cookie on Wednesday.
So, I caved in and baked the cake. But… only the smallest sliver of cake for me, just to have a nibble and know what it tastes like. The rest of the cake has to be eaten by my coworkers!!
I made a couple of changes: I used 3,5 ounces milk chocolate and 3,5 ounces bittersweet chocolate in the cake, I also swapped the armagnac for cognac. A bottle of armagnac was soooo expensive, so I bought the cutest tiniest bottle of cognac I could find. Ow and I used a square pan that I lined with parchement instead of a springform pan.
What’s that you’re saying?? Yes, there is something missing on top of my cake… I totally forgot to put the glaze on top. But it still tastes great!! The texture is nice and velvety, although still a bit moist (I cooked it for 40 minutes instead of the recommended 28 – 32 minutes). I was a bit worried about the prunes, but that was unnecessary: it’s like they disappeared into the cake and made it even more smooth!
Thank you Lyb of And then I do the dishes for picking this wonderful recipe! I loved it, will let you know later what the colleagues thought of it!!! Check out what my fellow TWD-ers thought of this cake here.
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23 Responses to “>TWD: Chocolate Armagnac Cake”

  1. natalia Says:

    >Ciao ! I should diet too !! I loved the cake though !

  2. LyB Says:

    >The glaze was really good but I agree that the cake would have been great without it too, especially cold. Hope your coworkers like it! Thanks for baking along with me this week! 🙂

  3. Amanda Says:

    >Glad you enjoyed it! I really enjoyed this recipe, but too many dishes LOL

  4. Pamela Says:

    >I did try it without the glaze and it was just as yummy. It was a rich and delicious cake and I’m sure your co-workers were happy you baked it. I’m on WW, too! Good luck and LOTS of SUCCESS!

  5. Peggy Says:

    >Good for you on the weight watchers! Your cake looks wonderful. I thought it was very tasty.

  6. chocolatechic Says:

    >I’m so glad that you made it.

  7. spike. Says:

    >Glad you got to try a bite of the cake. Good luck with ww…I should be turning to that any second now

  8. pinkstripes Says:

    >I’m glad you made the cake and it was a success. It’s better to allow yourself treats, but only in moderation. Good for you for allowing yourself a sliver of cake.

  9. pinkstripes Says:

    >I’m glad you made the cake and it was a success. It’s better to allow yourself treats, but only in moderation. Good for you for allowing yourself a sliver of cake.

  10. kim Says:

    >i need to go on a diet too! good luck with it!getting rid of the glaze is definitely a good way to save on calories 🙂

  11. Kimberly Johnson Says:

    >Your cake looks fantastic even without the glaze! I joined WW last week too but it won’t stop me from baking. It’ll stop me from eating the whole cake – but not from baking!

  12. Sara Says:

    >Your cake looks so delicious! I’ve had my eye on this recipe for a while.

  13. Jaime Says:

    >glad you still made it! Good luck with WW, twd is not good for your waistline 😉

  14. Tammy Says:

    >your cake looks beautiful – I bet it was delicious even without the glaze!

  15. Natashya Says:

    >Wow, juggling dieting and TWD, that will be a challenge!Yummy cake, good job!

  16. Secret Server Says:

    >I joined TWD at the start of the year and am also starting to freak about my weight. I was pretending not to see the connection between the two. 😦 Good job with the cake.

  17. margot Says:

    >You really only need to eat a little of this cake since it’s so rich, so it’s a good week to start your diet. I’ve had exercise more since joining TWD.

  18. doughmesstic Says:

    >Ugh – a diet. I need to drop a few pounds too, but alas, I just started another round of fertility treatments – which means it’s a no-no!Your cake looks great and I hope you succeed with your diet!

  19. Jacque Says:

    >Good for you, showing such restraint. Good luck on Weight Watchers. I have lost weight several times with them. (Unfortunately not always keeping it off.)Anyway, Your cake looks yummy. I also baked longer than what was called for and it turned out just right.

  20. Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" Says:

    >Forgetting the glaze – sounds like something I would do! Good luck with Weight Watchers! TWD should come with a free membership. 😉

  21. The Food Librarian Says:

    >Looks fantastic! I didn’t put the glaze on either and the cake was just a yummy.

  22. TeaLady Says:

    >Diet !! The worst four letter word, but the Dorie around, almost a necessity. Me too. Glad your friends like your goodies each week.

  23. Judy Says:

    >The nice thing about Weight Watchers is that you can still have your cake (a bit) and eat it, too! I finally put up my post about your award. Sorry it took so long.


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