Boca Negra

Boca Negra-4 This almost flour-less cake (1 1/2 tablespoons of flour)  could easily be called “death by chocolate”.  Looking at the recipe ingredients and reading the early comments by other bakers, I knew this was going to be rich.  It was absolutely delicious!  I took the cake to share with my knitting group and we were only able to eat half of it.  So I have about half of it sliced and wrapped in the freezer to enjoy later.  The white chocolate cream was a great addition, but just plain whipped cream would have been just fine.  I substituted coffee for the bourbon in the cake.  I think the coffee enhanced the chocolate flavor.  I didn’t add bourbon to the white chocolate cream either.  Instead I used a bit of vanilla and some almond flavoring.  It was an excellent substitution.  I plan to make a raspberry sauce to serve over the pieces that I have in the freezer.  I can’t wait to get home from my business trip and try that!

I melted the chocolate and incorporated the butter in my double boiler.

The cake is baked sitting in a large pan of water.

I baked my cake for 40 minutes instead 30 as the recipe required. The top had some small cracks in it when I removed it from the oven.

The host for this Tuesdays with Dorie assignment was Cathy of A Frederick Food Garden.  She posted the entire recipe on her blog.  Thanks Cathy for a great post!  To see how the other Baking with Julia participants fared,  visit the LYL section of the Tuesdays with Dorie blog.

About Created by Carlene

I live in Southern California with my husband and two black cats, Sadie and Samantha. Update...Thor the Standard Poodle mix pup joined our family in September. Life is not the same for us and especially not for Sadie and Samantha. Thor is a beautiful bundle of fluff and energy.
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5 Responses to Boca Negra

  1. saucygander says:

    Your cake and cream looks great! I used a double boiler for the batter too. I had a group of 12 friends, and we did finish the cake!

  2. Jamie MacMillan says:

    Was the coffee flavor very strong? This cake sounds amazing!

  3. SandraM says:

    Great pic of your cake slice with the cream. Coffee would be wonderful in this cake. I used grand marnier as I didn’t have bourbon. But I think this cake would go well with so many flavours. It was a grand cake. I too saved half of it for the freezer….and I can’t wait to revisit it!! :)

  4. Cathleen says:

    Raspberry goes great with this! I only wished I had placed the extra in the freezer instead of sending it into work with my husband. Loved this!

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