Saturday, February 28, 2009

Chocolate Valentino for the February Daring Bakers

Nothing quite like chocolate for a Valentine's Day Treat!! And the Daring Baker's Kitchen has given us just the perfect recipe for this month!! In the words of Wendy and Dharm:

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.

I made both and they came out delicious!! The ice cream was Wendy's Vanilla Philadelphia Style Ice Cream Recipe. Sadly, it did not live to see the chocolate cake!! I had some old friends surprise us with a visit the weekend before Valentine's Day, and in my usual excitement I insisted they stay for dinner. For dessert I paired very ice cream with some pears poached in red wine. Sadly, no photographs of this :(

I made the cake on the 14th February, and as it was really too early to repeat the ice cream, I topped with with some walnuts!! The rich, dark and intense flavour of the chocolate was complemented beautifully and truly deliciously with the nuttiness of the walnuts. The recipe is a keeper!!

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6 comments:

  1. If you don't mind that the cake isn't too sweet (like me), you don't need anything else with it.:)

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  2. hey, thank you for visiting my blog. delicious recipes you have here!! anything with chocolate becomes an instant favorite with me:)

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  3. Oh..they loos so rich dark n yummy Apu..just loved it..:)
    its my first time here..nice blog here..:)

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  4. I am sure your guests enjoyed the ice cream very much - walnuts is a wonderful topping for this cake!

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