>TWD: Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake


This week Dorie taught us how to dress up a simple chocolate loaf cake to turn it into something quite fancy. And we owe it all to Amy of Amy Ruth Bakes as she picked the Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake for this weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie.

This cake was so easy to make. I started by baking the cake and then because I was in a rush I tried to take it out of the tin too early: big mistake!! I accidentally dropped half of it on the floor and unfortunately had to throw it out…

After I finally got over this tragic loss, I continued on to make the cherry syrup by combining the cherry marmalade with some water and cooking it. The cake was then cut into three pieces and each piece got smothered with the cherry syrup before it was topped with another layer of cake.

To frost the cake Dorie had us make a gorgeous chocolate sour cream frosting and I added my own touch by drizzling some miniature chocolate chips on top that I had leftover from last years trip to Canada.

The cake travelled with me to a BBQ with lots of hungry secretaries where it ended up being served up as dessert. They all enjoyed their piece. The cake was quite moist, partly due to the cherry syrup, and very dense: a small piece went a long way! I loved this cake, it reminded me of a Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte I ate years ago in Germany. I will definitely be making this again, in fact I’m thinking of serving it at my birthday party!

Go here to check out the problems and questions that were discussed over at Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe can be found over at Amy Ruth Bakes and be sure to check out the LYL to see if my fellow TWD-ers loved this cake as much as I did!
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12 Responses to “>TWD: Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake”

  1. Chow and Chatter Says:

    >looks so moist and yummy

  2. Di Says:

    >The chocolate chips are a nice touch, and one that my girls would definitely approve of! =)

  3. TeaLady Says:

    >Looks very moist. Bummer on dropping part of it. My minis were so much easier to deal with.

  4. Kayte Says:

    >Mark, too, said it reminded him of the Black Forest Cherry Cake in Germany, something like that. You even fancied yours up more by decorating the top…very nice. Isn't it nice when every eats it all and enjoys it so much?

  5. Nichi Says:

    >a little tear for the part that fell to the floor! it looks delicious anyways.

  6. Mary Says:

    >Oh no–dropped cake is no fun at all! Glad you were able to save some of it. Your description is delicious!

  7. Peggy Says:

    >Loved this cake! So sorry you dropped some of yours. But I bet the secretaries loved what you brought to share with them. REally a nice cake.

  8. Flourchild Says:

    >Great looking cake. It looks so moist! I enjoyed this recipe too!I agree it would make a wonderful birthday cake!

  9. AppleC Says:

    >That cake looks just too good to see first thing in the morning.Note about CEimB: it looks like cookies with boys blog has been removed?

  10. Erin@The Sweet Life Says:

    >Yum! I love that you added the chocolate chips…it looks delicious. And I'm so sorry that I didn't get to bake the brownies you picked earlier this month. I just couldn't get myself together!

  11. margot Says:

    >I like how you dressed it up with the chocolate chips and the cherry syrup sounds delicious! I had a little mishap and lost some of my cake too, but you just need a little square of this to be satisfied.

  12. Jaime Says:

    >i love that topped this w/chocolate chips!

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