I get that request a lot.
What if I coat a piece of shit in chocolate? Does that count?
Sorry, I'm a little sick today.
I can't stand death by chocolate anything. I don't get it. People order the death by chocolate and then they take two bites and complain about how rich it is and can't finish it! Dumbasses!! Then they just want more and more bites of my pleasantly chocolately, but not deathly, dessert, which they won't get! Fools. Go accept the responsibility for what you have ordered and eat that fuckin abomination of chocolate and deal with your insulin shock.
I have two requests for a chocolate something out there that I will take care of after Thanksgiving, and thankfully neither of them wants death by anything. Maybe one of them will get the chocolate truffle cake with the layer of cheesecake. That was some good chocolate shit.
August 20, 2005
Annmarie’s Goodbye Barbeque
Chocolate Truffle Cake with a layer of Cheesecake
Served with lightly sweetened vanilla whipped cream and raspberry puree
Annmarie was worried that the Truffle Cake on its own would be too much—so she was wondering what we could do about that. She suggested a layer of whipped cream but I told her that it wouldn’t work. (You can’t bake whipped cream…what would that do, anyway?) So she suggested cream cheese and I thought—YES!!! A layer of cheesecake would be EXCELLENT. So that is what we did.
For the truffle cake, I used 200g extra bittersweet Lindt chocolate and 254g 70% bittersweet. Good combination. Good texture, too. I didn’t do the anal egg measuring. I didn’t think it was that important for a truffle cake.
I made the cheesecake exactly like The Book calls for, and I was worried that the lemon juice wouldn’t marry well with the chocolate, but it was okay. It would have been better without. Maybe with Grand Marnier or even just more vanilla. I really didn’t need to make the entire cheesecake recipe but I decided that hey, why not? Then we can have little cheesecakes. Glutton.
I made the cheesecake batter first, since it didn’t need any eggs to help it rise. It sat nicely nearby as I made the chocolate cake. I was very pleased with my multitasking…things got done very quickly…after running to the store for more sugar…and more sour cream… (well Annmarie went to the store for sour cream).
I spooned the cheesecake batter in and I didn’t want more than one inch but I did more than that, which really was okay. Then I spooned the chocolate truffle over that and spread it over in a nice layer and then baked it according to the truffle directions…which is a lot less than the cheesecake directions so I was worried that the cheesecake would be really soft and runny. It is soft, but not runny.
With the cheesecake layer the whipped cream was superfluous but the raspberry sauce/puree was still really important.
The chocolate cake was really nice and fluffy and wonderfully flavored. Yum!