This cake is a wonderful, dark, dense bittersweet European style cake, very similar to one I've made many times. It is not meant to be "sweet" or fluffy in the style of traditional American cakes. It's a fabulous cake; like a dark truffle. I did glaze it with a bittersweet ganache rather than the sauce. It made the perfect ending to a holiday dinner, served with coffee and brandy.
Chocolate Clementine Cake with Hot Chocolate Sauce
SuzanL4 Posted: 12/27/08
sarahlynngoofy Posted: 12/26/08
I made this cake for Christmas and we all weren't too crazy about it. The cake was really dense and not very sweet. My complaint is that if I am going to eat a bunch of calories, I would like to it to be worth it! Both my mother and I did not finish our slice. I bet this cake would be great if semi-sweet chocolate were used instead of the bittersweet. The hot fudge sauce that goes with it was to die for however!
hannah8 Posted: 06/25/09
i love it