melted chocolate + sugar + water - ideas and used
So I messed up a recipe and accidentally used double the liquid amount, so now I have 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate [70%], 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar [+1/2 tsp salt], all melted together.
Does anybody have a recipe that uses this concotion?
I was trying to make Maida Heatter's Boule de Neige from book of great chocolate desserts. If it wasn't for the water I could have used it for brownies or flourless chocolate cakes, but the water is what flummoxing me.
I have flour, eggs, cocoa, butter, cream.. I bake regularly so I pretty much have all the usual stuff.
This chocolate recipe uses all those ingredients and is delicious. But please, please wait until the day after you bake it to dig in -- it's so much better after at least a day.
EASY CHOCOLATE LAYER CAKE
8 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate
3 c. flour
1 ½ c. sugar
2 t baking soda
1 t. salt
2 c. water (I use a cup of coffee in place of half the water)
2/3 c. vegetable oil
2 T. white vinegar
2 t. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Melt chocolate in microwave, stirring once or twice during heating. Cool slightly. Grease and flour two 9 ½” round baking pans (be sure to grease the pans very well – the cake is so moist that it can be difficult to turn out – I use parchment rounds at the bottom). Stir together dry ingredients. Add melted chocolate and remaining ingredients. Beat on medium speed until thoroughly blended. Pour into pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely. Frost with whipped chocolate frosting or as desired.