February’s Daring Bakers challenge is a Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Valentino. “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.”
Many Daring Bakers made this for a special Valentine’s dessert, but since I already had dessert plans for Valentines, I decided to make a Slumdog Millionaire dessert and served it on Oscar night. I thought the movie definitely deserved to win!
This was a fun challenge, but I probably wouldn’t make this cake again. It was too rich for my family. I also had a bit of a problem with it. The recipe says to cook it for 25 minutes or until it has an internal temperature of 140º, but my cake reached 144º at 18 minutes so I took it out of the oven, but the center was gooey when I served it.
My husband and son loved Dharm’s Ice Cream (frozen custard) Recipe. It stayed smooth and creamy the next day, unlike other homemade ice creams I’ve made in the past.
As usual, the Daring Bakers made some beautiful, amazingly creative desserts. Stop by the Daring Bakers’ blogroll to checkout the other posts.