I love cake. Oh how I love cake. I'm a cake girl. I don't think I could ever let a birthday go by without celebrating it with a big slice of cake. Thank goodness I don't have to wait for my birthday to eat cake.
Amy of Amy Ruth Bakes decided on Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake on pages 286 and 287 for our Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. It was one of the recipes in the book that didn't include a picture. I get nervous when this is the cake. I feel like I'm left out a bit on my own, like I have no guide what it is supposed to look like. Then again, when I'm actually making the recipe it makes it that much more exciting.
So behold. Dorie Greenspan's Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake.
Choosing to make this recipe was a no-brainer. It was a cake. It involved chocolate. And it was made in a loaf pan. I decided to make this cake for Memorial Day. Adam and I would be attending two family bbqs and well, the cake made it to both. I seriously had no idea that it would have such a high yield.
We cut thin slices and paired it with homemade bumbleberry (an Adam creation) and vanilla ice cream (made with vanilla beans straight from Tahiti. Our families loved this dessert! I think if cake is served in the spring or summer time it's always better with ice cream.
I more than enjoyed making the sour cream and chocolate frosting. I thought it was beautiful. And it went a long way, too. The sour cream was such a cool match for the frosting and it had a great tanginess.
The cake itself was incredibly moist from the sour cream and it held a deep, rich chocolate flavor. If you make this recipe, please...please don't skip out on torting it into layers and filling them with jam. I got lazy and only did two layers with one layer of our favorite agave peach-raspberry jam jam and I think it would have made a difference to do three layers.
Another Tuesdays with Dorie success. Be sure to check out Amy's blog for the recipe and hit up all the other Tuesdays with Dorie baker blogs to see how they liked this Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake.