Tuesdays With Dorie – Chocolate Armagnac Cake

by Jessica on March 3, 2009

This week’s TWD choice couldn’t have come at a better time. My parents celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary this past Sunday, so after a nice little dinner, we had this amazing cake for dessert. Thank goodness I gave up something other than sweets for Lent. 😉

Chocolate Armagnac

I had a pretty easy time putting all the ingredients together for this sweet little cake. I’m glad I didn’t chop the nuts as fine as Dorie suggested… the cake ended up tasting exactly like my grandmother’s chocolate cake (minus the cinnamon). 🙂 It was absolutely delicious and I will definitely be making this one again!!

Chocolate Armagnac 2

Chosen by LyB of And then I do the dishes, here is Dorie’s Chocolate Armagnac Cake… the one that got her fired. 🙂 And don’t forget to check out the other TWD bakers here!

Chocolate Armagnac 3

Chocolate Armagnac Cake – The Cake That Got Dorie Fired (pgs. 279-281)
Source: Baking – From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rebecca March 3, 2009 at 12:29 am

Gorgeous! Your cake turned out so perfectly. Lucky parents!


2 pinkstripes March 3, 2009 at 12:49 am

I love the square shape. I’m glad it was a hit for you. What a great treat for your parent’s anniversary.


3 mike March 3, 2009 at 1:56 am

Love the square! It WAS a great cake, wasn’t it? I’m sure everyone enjoyed it – nicely done!


4 Kayla March 3, 2009 at 8:33 am

This looks awesome! And happy anniversary to your parents!


5 isabelle March 3, 2009 at 9:03 am

moi aussi je l’ai fait de forme carrée, je trouve que ça donne un look bien sympa 🙂


6 Amanda March 3, 2009 at 9:09 am

How cool that you made it in a square pan, looks amazing! I loved this cake too 🙂


7 juju73 March 3, 2009 at 9:34 am



8 Susan March 3, 2009 at 11:06 am

This looks really nice in the square pan – good call!


9 Amy (Sing for your supper) March 3, 2009 at 11:49 am

Pretty! I just didn’t get around to making it…bad Amy. BUT – my mom’s birthday is tomorrow so I’m making her the Perfect Party Cake!! I’m so excited! Any tips or suggestions?? 😉 Miss you like woah!


10 Kimberly March 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Love the square cake! It turned out beautiful!


11 Erin March 3, 2009 at 1:35 pm

What a beautiful cake!


12 chocolatechic March 3, 2009 at 2:20 pm

I love that you put it in a square pan.

Looks fabulous.


13 pamela March 4, 2009 at 5:54 pm

I thought about giving up sweets for Lent, but I just didn’t think others would want to be around me. ;o) The cake looks fabulous!


14 Teanna March 5, 2009 at 9:53 am

What a gorgeous photo! I love the plate, I love the flower, I love the angle! Gorgeous!


15 Amy Ruth March 5, 2009 at 10:25 pm

So pretty! What a nice treat for an anniversary too.
Glad you liked it.


16 Margaret March 6, 2009 at 10:31 am

Cake looks just right. Love the platter.


17 Tracey March 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Gorgeous photos of your cake! I love your plate too 🙂


18 Kayte March 10, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Gorgeous…love the shape of the cake and it is perfect on that plate…you certainly presented them with a lovely cake! Great job!


19 Ivette March 18, 2009 at 12:04 am

That triple berry glaze sound delicious! Your cake looks so yummy.. gotta try that next time 🙂


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