Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sunday In Paris Chocolate Cake

Happy Valentine's Day!

The selected recipes from Baking Chez Moi at Tuesdays With Dorie (TWD) for this week are, Sunday In Paris Chocolate Cake and Nun's Beignets. Since it is Valentine's Day, I've made Sunday In Paris Chocolate Cake. I like the name of this cake! I've baked the cake in two small heart-shaped pans. Time to put those pans to work, which I have never used before ever since I bought them years ago!



The batter is very easy and simple to prepare, does not take much time at all. There's a small amount of creamy peanut butter used. To prepare the melted chocolate to be used in the batter, I use the microwave oven to soften the chocolate and another bowl to boil the heavy cream, instead of using the stove. Once the batter is done and divided between the two pans, they are baked for 35 minutes. Leave to cool a little, unmould and leave until completely cool before pouring over the ganache.

I've reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup for the batter, and did not use the optional chopped peanuts for both the batter and topping, as some of us are not fond of peanuts.



The ganache sets almost instantly without any need to refrigerate. Since I did not use any chopped peanuts or chopped chocolate for the topping, I've made some wavy lines on top and decorate with rose wafers which I found in my baking pantry last week! No idea when I bought those!



Cake is not very moist, but it is not dry either, it is very nice. I like the soft crumb texture and thought that the creamy peanut butter adds a delicious taste to the chocolaty cake. A lovely cake, perfect for Valentine's Day, or any other day!

Stop by Tuesdays With Dorie to see what the other bakers thought of this cake.

I'm sharing this post with Cookbook Countdown #14 hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray


14 comments:

  1. Joyce, the name itself, Sunday in Paris Chocolate Cake, is so alluring! It looks lovely the way you decorated it.

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  2. I loved this one too! Your heart shaped cakes are so cute and I like how you decorated them!

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  3. I love your heart shaped pans. Nice job!

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  4. Beautiful Joyce!!
    Happy Valentine's day dear!

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  5. That's a perfect Vday treat, Joyce.

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  6. I used a heart-shaped pan too! Your rose decorations are so cute - I've never seen the like.

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  7. what beautiful cakes! i love them. (my kitchen cupboard is always turning up surprises, too.)

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  8. Delicious looking cake , hope you are feeling much better Joyce!

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  9. Hi Joyce, that's a lovely treat. I've not been having rose waffles for years. Lovely!

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  10. I remember those wafer roses! The name of this cake is just lovely. Heart shaped works well for this cake!

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  11. Your little heart shaped cakes are beautiful!!!

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  12. Love your heart shaped pans. I also melted my chocolate in the microwave.

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  13. so wish I hadn't quit this group but I stopped baking for a while. Your cakes look perfect. CHOCOLATE! How can you go wrong with that?

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