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?
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.
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.