Luckily, moonshine isn’t overpowering when you bake with it, and I wanted to offer up some kind of hooch cake as a Virginia treat. Its vanilla-like flavor pairs well with chocolate, and the orange zest and nutmeg complement both.
This ganache, reminiscent of a chocolate bar, is for the many milk chocolate lovers. It makes a luscious, creamy filling for the Milk Chocolate Caramel Tart and is also excellent to use to frost a cake.
You can mix up this flourless chocolate cake batter and put it in the pan well before you bake it, so it’s easy to put it on the grill while you’re having dinner. The cake will puff up nicely and look gorgeous, and then it will deflate and look less gorgeous. Don’t worry, you can make it lovely on the plate.
This is for those times you urgently need a brownie, but don’t want to make – or, rather, can’t justify making – a whole batch.
Now, here’s a chocolate cake that’ll make everyone happy.
Who doesn’t love a flourless chocolate cake? Put Jane Green’s beautiful torte on your must-make list for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, your anniversary, your birthday, a random Tuesday. . .you get the point.