Great cakes

Chocolate cake for breakfast

This flourless chocolate cake has been a favorite of ours for ages. The recipe was printed in Bon Appetit in April 2001. (We always use dark chocolate not semi-sweet, but don’t otherwise alter the recipe so we’ll just provide the link.)

We made this recently to take to a party and the host didn’t put out a serving utensil. (That’s in no way a complaint; the party was great. We also drank wine from the bottle, kidding!) People used the plastic forks to devour it piece by piece. Don’t worry no one double forked.

With two people in the house, we don’t often make a cake. But here are some great ones that are definitely high on our list.

Rebar Chocolate Cake from Korena in the Kitchen

Orange Almond Cake from Cooking-Spree

Chocolate Chip Passionfruit Layer Cake over at Joshua Fagans

Chocolate Turtle Ganache Cake from Savoring Every Bite

German Chocolate Cake from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Ginger Stout Cake with Sweetened Yogurt from A Poet in the Kitchen

Seville Marmalade Cake from Frugal Feeding

Butter Cake with Blood Orange Curd from Savory Salty Sweet

The Orange Devil Cake from Jereme’s Kitchen

Lindsey’s Lick the Plate Butter Cake over at Sweet & Crumby

Tartine’s Lemon Meringue Cake over at Three Clever Sisters

The Chocolate Bundt Cake over at Pure Complex

Pecans and Chocolate drops Ciambellone at In Cucina Da Me

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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60 Responses to Great cakes

  1. Lauren says:

    That looks a-MAY-zing. Pure decadent chocolatey goodness. I’d eat it with a plastic fork, too… probably more than one piece of it!

  2. Sara says:

    Thanks for the shout-out. I sure wish I had more excuses to make cake, but it’s too dangerous to have around, especially any of these that you listed! I’d happily send you two some but I don’t think it would survive the journey.

  3. Yum! Thank you so much, I can’t wait to try some of these.

  4. nrhatch says:

    I’m surprised they used plastic forks . . . and didn’t just grab fistfuls to shove into their mouths! Yummy!

  5. eva626 says:

    it looks awesome!!!

  6. Thanks for the shout out! I’ll tell Lindsey!

  7. easybaked says:

    Fun collection– YUM!!! πŸ™‚

  8. Thanks for the link, I’m flattered to be included in such a delicious-sounding list!

  9. Not only am I chuffed to be included in this list, but I am also totally thrilled to have discovered that recipe for ginger stout cake–it sounds delicious and completely tempting.

  10. Lots of lovely new cakes to check out! And sounds like a Spanish party with no serving utensil πŸ™‚

  11. This chocolate cake looks like it needs to be a staple in the home. Thanks for sharing the link to the other great little bakers in the blogging world. I can’t wait to meet them! Take care, BAM

  12. joshuafagans says:

    Aw shucks. Thanks for the shout out! Hard to beat a great chocolate cake!

  13. ChgoJohn says:

    You really cannot go wrong just blindly picking any one of the cakes in your post. Thanks for sharing.

  14. This is a great round up – any parties to come (or cravings) and I know where to look πŸ˜€
    Thank you!

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Purely.. Kay says:

    Thanks for the wonderful shout out you guys :). But I will admit.. I am becoming more and more interested in that chocolate cake you served at the party lol

  16. Alli says:

    My goodness that picture is torture, a piece for me please

  17. Thanks for the mention πŸ™‚

  18. Oh my gawd, that list is both intimidating and exhilarating.

  19. If we were at a party with all these cakes, that is when you say, “a really thin slice of each, please.” πŸ™‚

  20. It is breakfast time here in Nashville and I want your cake!

  21. This is nice to wake up to haha πŸ™‚ Making me crave chocolate cake in the morning – looks great.

  22. niasunset says:

    Can I come for five o’clock tea time πŸ™‚ This is so beautiful, I loved it. Thank you dear Rufus, with my love, nia

  23. wee eats says:

    i see a flourless chocolate cake in my future….

  24. My favorite molten chocolate cake is also from Bon Appetit. Yum! Will check out these other to bookmark for our next chocolate indulgence.

  25. I love cake and this looks great! Thanks for sharing the other recipes from other bloggers, can’t wait to go check them out!

  26. BrainRants says:

    I so did not need to see this post…

  27. That is a serious chocolate cake, Greg, ONE POUND of chocolate? Wow. Gorgeous.
    No serving utensil, that must have been a casual party.

  28. spicegirlfla says:

    That’s my kind of party!! Guess you’ll close friends πŸ™‚ I so need to make this cake for an upcoming dinner party…I wonder now if I should bother with the forks….
    Thanks for the mention, these are a great roundup of cakes!!

  29. billpeeler says:

    Great ideas for cakes – what a great resource – thanks for sharing!

  30. spree says:

    Greg, your cake looks divine, and I love the plate it’s sitting on! How do you beat a good DARK chocolate (I so agree!) flourless cake? (Well, you probably don’t.) Thank you SO much for the kind mention of the orange almond cake! So S w e e t of you’s!

  31. Frank says:

    Now were talkin’ … bring on the port, then find the cake to match it.

  32. sallybr says:

    Are you SURE no one double forked? πŸ˜‰

    I love flourless choc cake – tonight I will try to bake a choc stout cake, the link you offered is tempting me, but my grad student (who provided me with his home made stout, asked me to use it in one specific cake he had in mind… gotta make the students happy, you know…..)

    cross your fingers for me, normally when I bake a cake the world is never the same after

  33. Kristy says:

    Let them eat cake! πŸ™‚ Good stuff!

  34. Karen says:

    A simple chocolate cake is everyones favorite when it comes to desserts. Nice links.

  35. it is an honor to be included in such a list as this! πŸ™‚

  36. Stefanie says:

    Mmmm… cake…. your flourless cake looks divine! And the other cakes you shared sound great, too!!

  37. Courtney says:

    Oooh, new things to bake! And I think the subsitution of dark chocolate for semi-sweet is perfect.

  38. I’m definitely with you on using dark chocolate…enough with that light sweet stuff.

  39. Jessica says:

    YES. I love when recipes call for a pound of chocolate. Looks great and yummy list!

  40. Amy says:

    Wow, this cake looks so moist, dense and delicious. I will have to try it sometime! Love your selection of cakes from around the blog world πŸ™‚

  41. cake for breakfast?? Yum!!!! It is hard to justify making a whole cake when there’s only two people to eat it…. So unfortunate!

  42. Yay, flourless!! Looks yummy, will definitely be trying this one. πŸ™‚

  43. Stef says:

    Do you guys add raspberry preserves to the cake? I thought I saw some reddish/seedy-type things near the top of the slice?

  44. lisahudson says:

    This would look worthy of making even if I were the ONLY one in the house!!! Yum!!!

  45. Tandy says:

    BD (before diet) I made a chocolate cake once a week and we had a slice every night! It is a great indulgence πŸ™‚

  46. zestybeandog says:

    Great cake selection! Always good to have multiple cake recipes on hand!

  47. If it’s chocolate, I like it and so does my family. Can’t wait to check out all these other cakes, too.

  48. karencooking says:

    I believe I may have to try the flourless cake this weekend.

  49. Kim says:

    I cannot believe that it’s without flour! Looks delicious!

  50. What a nice compilation of cakes!

  51. ....RaeDi says:

    I cannot believe I have never had this cake, will try it for sure now!

  52. Soooo much to choose from. We definately need to wear sweet teeth.

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