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Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Sunday in Paris chocolate cake

Dorie Greenspan Sunday in Paris chocolate cake from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi is an exercise in understatement.  It’s inspired by a gorgeous pâtisserie/ chocolatier/ tea room in Paris called Un Dimanche à Paris (I’ve actually been there – make sure I go each time I am in Paris (you can see a little peek in this post or this one where I met the lovely Jill Colonna from Mad about Macarons/ Teatime in Paris for the first time) in the Saint Germain area where it’s baked in a long slim loaf tin. Though it’s “just” a simple chocolate cake, at Un Dimanche, it looks “more supermodel than grand-mère” according to Dorie. Her version includes peanut butter which I didn’t include because it was going to places where people have allergies but I’d like to try that and top with toasted peanuts next time.

With a scant 30g of chocolate and 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder in the batter, it’s not overly chocolatey – even the glaze has less than 100g of chocolate and just a few tablespoons of cream – hence it being an exercise in understatement. This was amongst a selection of baked goods I sent along to a bake-off at Neil’s curling club and he came home with leftovers (!!! what IS wrong with these people? Actually I know – there was a massive amount of sweets and I guess people didn’t realise what a supermodel they had in their midst. Oh well..). I brought said leftovers to school where they were gobbled up eagerly by people who “don’t even like chocolate cake much”. So there.

This was really easy and I love the size of it – I used an 81/2 by 4-inch loaf tin – this may just become my “go to” chocolate cake.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Sunday in Paris chocolate cake here or on p 72 of Baking Chez Moi.

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12 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Sunday in Paris chocolate cake

  1. Cakelaw February 14, 2017 at 06:48 #

    This was great, wasn’t it. Your cake with its shiny ganache makes me want it all over again.

  2. Zosia February 14, 2017 at 14:29 #

    What a lovely, shiny ganache! I hope you have a chance to try it with the peanut butter and peanuts – it’s really good.

  3. steph (whisk/spoon) February 14, 2017 at 17:41 #

    look at that ganache– it is a supermodel! i think a curling club bake-off sounds amazing, btw! 🙂

    • Mardi Michels February 25, 2017 at 20:28 #

      Well yes, except that they always choose the same thing to win each year (butter tarts!).

  4. alisa February 14, 2017 at 20:57 #

    Love the shiny ganache!

  5. Joyce, Kitchen Flavours February 14, 2017 at 21:45 #

    Lovely shiny ganache! We’ve enjoyed this cake too. I made it the night before and it was all gone the next day!

    • Mardi Michels February 25, 2017 at 20:28 #

      I liked the size of this one – not too big!

  6. Diane Zwang February 16, 2017 at 19:31 #

    When I finally get to Paris I will definitely be checking your blog for suggestions. I am glad that your work mates got to taste this lovely cake.

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