Thursday, May 12, 2005

Want seconds?



This, my friends, is called Dobos torte, a death-by-chocolate kinda dessert that makes your blood sluggish and your artery clogged up like outbound Rt. 66 on a Friday afternoon. I have wanted to make this for so long, but I knew I had to share the artery clogging aftereffects with people dear to my heart. So I took it to a get-together of friends from high school last weekend. It’s only fair that we share this health hazard the same way we shared our SAT angst years ago.



Everyone gobbled up their piece and took home seconds. If you are wondering if it’s as rich as it looks, that’ll be affirmative. Being a torte, it was very dense and half way through my slice, I wished I had divided it into 16 portions instead of 12. I also wished I had left out two cups of sugar in the buttercream instead of just one. Oh well, next time (if there ever is a next time).

Recipe here.

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Yowzers. Looks delicious! Is the cake like sponge cake?

keiko said...

Lynn, I'm glad you had a great time with your friends. Your cake doesn't look rich to me, it just looks heavenly :) When are you coming back to Tokyo?

Lynn said...

Yes, Jessica, it is very thin sponge cakes.

Keiko, I came back to Tokyo two days ago, which is why I'm up at 6:30am ;o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynn, the cake looks yummy to me like the ones from the bakeshop.