Saturday, February 28, 2009

Daring Bakers: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Homemade Ice Cream

I wanted to start by saying that this will be my last post until I get home and get settled. I don't know about all of you, but I am a little disappointed with my recent posts. They have been extremely rushed and kind of boring. I want to get my blog back up and running and as soon as we get back to Germany (flying on Tuesday) and over the jetlag, I will start working on getting everything back on track. I really appreciate those of you who have continued to read and comment on my blog through these crazy months. It means a lot to me!

The February challenge for The Daring Bakers was a flourless chocolate cake and homemade ice cream. The cake consists of three ingredients; eggs, butter, and chocolate. I decided to use white chocolate and, with the advice of other DBers, cut the butter in half to compensate for the extra butter in white chocolate.

The cake was eh. Not good. Not horrible, but I will admit that it ended up in the trash. One serving and that was it. I'm sure it would've been better had I used real chocolate and had I been at home I would've tried again. Maybe I'll try it again in the future.

The ice cream on the other hand was a hit. I LOVE making ice cream. There were so many possiblilites running through my head and I just couldn't decide on one. So, I turned to my mom and made her choose. She decided on strawberry ice cream and I used a Ben & Jerry's recipe. It was so delicious!!! Believe me, the ice cream did not get thrown away!

I will share the pictures, but please know that I am disappointed by the cake. It really didn't turn out pretty at all. I only took the picture as proof of my failure - I mean, participation. :)


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The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.

9 comments:

Ingrid said...

That doesn't look bad! I love the melting ice cream into the cake.

Have a safe flight home!
~ingrid

Adventures in Gluttony said...

My cake didn't turn out either. I'm sorry that yours didn't turn out either but now I dont' feel as bad!

I've made the strawberry ice using Ben and Jerry's recipe too. But I use the creamy version. Your ice cream looks really good.

Have a safe trip!

pinkstripes said...

I wasn't thrilled with the cake either, but the ice cream OMG was good. Your ice cream sounds delicious.

Bunny said...

First Cristine, your blog is fine, we come here cause we love it and what you do. The cake looks good to me girl!! Love the ice cream!

Maria said...

Homemade ice cream is the best!! I am craving it now!

TeaLady said...

It may not have turned out but it looks great with the strawberry and ice cream.

Sara said...

Mmmmm, I LOVE strawberry ice cream!

anchan said...

What a shame your cake didn't turn out well, I'm afraid that I would still have eaten it as I hate to see chocolate go to waste! But it LOOKS delicious, especially the ice-cream...

Engineer Baker said...

I was a little iffy on the white chocolate sub, so I'm sorry it didn't turn out for you. And kudos for continuing to post even with all of the busy-ness - I love stopping by here (even when I don't have time to comment - eep!), and don't ever think otherwise!

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