Saturday, February 28, 2009

Daring Bakers



Flourless Chocolate Cake w. Chocolate-Coconut Ice Cream


So I forgot to tell the lovely people at the Daring Bakers that I moved my site. So I have to post this here to get credit. I'll also be posting it at my new site good good things as well just to have it there.

Anyway. I've been thinking about Flourless Chocolate Cake for a bit now so I was really excited that it was this month's challenge. Then I got nervous. There are only 3 ingredients in this sorta cake recipe: chocolate, butter, eggs. The eggs are in there for a reason. Chocolate and butter are easy to "veganize". Eggs...not so much.



Out of the mini loaf pans


I decided to start small my first go at it. So I halved the recipe, which was strange since I didn't really have a recipe yet, and made them in mini loaf pans. As I'm making the batter I just kept thinking to myself that there is no way this is going to work. I continued anyway. I thought the same way after I put them in the oven. Then again as I checked on them. After 35 minutes I took them out of the oven and actually had hope for the first time during the process that maybe it was going to and did work. After they cooled down and I tasted a piece I was pleased as punch. Delicious. Did they taste like a traditional Flourless Chocolate Cake? Beats me. It's been ages since I had one. All I cared about was that it tasted good and it didn't have flour in it and it was cake-ish. Total success.




The round version

The real test was when I brought them to the Wednesday Night Potluck at my sisters. Everyone was really pleased with the dessert. So I knew that I was going to stick with my original "1/2" recipe and make it a full recipe to bake in a springform pan. My mixture of melted chocolate, butter, silken tofu, ener-g egg replacer and vanilla fluffed up a lot this time so the cake was much thicker and took almost an hour to bake and probably could have baked longer but I was in a rush. It still tasted great but wasn't as cake-like as my original go at it.

This will definitely be a recipe I will be tinkering with over the next few month until I get it right. Most recipes I found online for Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake actually contained flour in it. Cheaters.

In regards to my ice cream. This is a recipe I created a few years ago and for some reason it just wouldn't freeze in my ice cream machine. So I had to end up 1/2 freezing it in the machine and finishing it in the freezer. The taste was still amazing but the texture wasn't what I was use to from the recipe. I either did something wrong or followed an older version of the recipe without really realizing it. It definitely wasn't the machine. Another recipe to tinker with. Oi.


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.

32 comments:

Junie Moon said...

I've never tasted a flourless cake before, much less baked one. So this challenge was fun for me on a number of levels. I appreciate your comments on the process and the Chocolate-Coconut Ice Cream sounds delicious. Thank you.

Sara said...

Yum, this looks really tasty! Glad the veganization worked out. :)

CookiePie said...

Looks fantastic! And that ice cream sounds luscious. Well done!

Veggie Wedgie said...

I love the color of the ice cream-so intense. You know, I had ice cream not freezing in the machine as well, and well I'm really unlucky with ice cream machines, there is always something wrong!

lisamichele said...

There are several bloggers who captured the true fudgy goodness of the cake, along with some kind of glistening chocolate ice cream, I call those blog photos 'The gooey, fudgy chocolate 'ones' OR 'brigade'. Yours is one of those, and photos like that are SO mouth watering.

LOVE the addition of the coconut in the ice cream too. Very well done!

VeggieGirl said...

Ooooooooh!!!!



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Vegan_Noodle said...

I know... it took forever to bake!! I was just growing impatient. Also, the instructions told me to chill overnight and I didn't... oh well! Hopefully you'll post your version once you get it perfected. The chocolate ice cream look so yummy... I love melty ice cream.

madcapcupcake said...

I said it on the new blog and I'll say it again here - it looks delicious, nicely done!!

Audax said...

Your photo is one that really attracts the people who like chocolate and googy stuff. Excellent work on making it vegan. The vegan DBers I think have more fun because they have to work twice as much but each version keeps to the spirit of the challenge. You did a great job. Cheers from Audax in Australia.

Dragon said...

Great job on this month's challenge!

Jenny said...

Chocolate and coconut together sounds delicious.

ice tea: sugar high said...

Yummmm... choc & more chocolate.. a true chocoholic heaven

Nikki said...

Oh my your cake looks amazingly moist, and i love your coconut chocolate ice cream. I was thinking of the same thing, cos I was running out of dairy and wanted to use coconut milk. I wonder how the taste is like? yummmm

BC said...

I'm always amazed at the bakers who veganize the challenges AND they turn out delicious. I am in awe.

Hannah said...

Oh man, your cake looks so moist and incredible- Another great DB challenge!

Cindy DG said...

This looks great!!
Cindy
http://vegetarianmamma.blogspot.com

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jenny said...

Oh Yumm!!!!

urban vegan said...

Holy chocoholic, that looks good.

Wheeler's Crew said...

The cake looks so delicious! Congrats on "veganizing" the cake, impressive! Check out our new cookbook, "The Vegan Scoop" for tons of recipes and tips for making your own vegan ice cream. Go to http://www.theveganscoop.com for more info about the book.

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Anonymous said...

I'm so making this! It looks amazing! I just happened upon your blog (from PPK) it's awesome.

-Jaymoh

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I cannot get over how moist this looks. I know it's been awhile since you've posted on this, but just wanted to tell you!

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No flour? Pretty awesome. Looks taaaasty!

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Elana said...

I have the KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment and I love making ice cream in it. You can make all the vegan ice cream you want. LOVE the blog by the way. Kudos

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