Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TWD - Dressy Chocolate Loafcake



I'm back with TWD after a week off while I was hanging out with the superstars of the food and wine industry in Aspen.  Just to be completely honest....those superstars didn't exactly invite me to their parties and I may or may not have stalked them at lunch, but whatever.  Those are all stories for a different time.

However, one of my resolutions upon coming home from Aspen was to give up sugar (thanks, Art Smith) for a month (we'll see where it goes from there).  Which means I didn't actually taste this one.  (And just to be clear...the natural sugars in wine do not count.)  Hubs gave it a four out of five stars.  He said the texture was nice and he actually like the fruit and chocolate combo.  We'll have to take his word for it.

I made the mistake of not reading the entire recipe before getting started and soon discovered that I didn't have enough sour cream, so I substituted fat free greek yogurt for the sour cream called for in the cake itself.  I decided to splurge on the icing instead.  It must have worked out!  Oh, and I almost forgot, I made this into three mini cakes so that Mr. B was not forced to eat it all before it went stale.

Check out Amy Ruth Bakes for the recipe.  Thanks, Amy Ruth, for this week's pick!

3 comments:

  1. Your mini cake looks gorgeous! Best of luck with the no-sugar month. I don't think I have the willpower!

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  2. Using greek yog. is an excellent idea.Way to go on cutting out sugar. We cut it out about a year ago..we have some..but not very much. I give my baked goods away most of the time. You are going to feel like a 100 bucks!!

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  3. Hey, I am jealous.... stalking or no. What an experience and can't wait to hear more about your trip. The cake, well, glad your hubs got to enjoy and I think the minis and the greek yogurt are a go. I've seen them both around a lot. Must have worked out well for everyone.
    Thanks so much for baking along. I hope your sugar withdraw works out well. Good luck
    AmyRuth

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