GÂTEAU AU CHOCOLAT SUR LE GRIL
Yes, this lovely cake is baked on the grill, over a charcoal fire. It is tender and moist, without a hint of smoke. Why then, you say, bake it on the grill? Because the grill is already hot from grilling supper. So, you sit down and enjoy your grilled meal while dessert bakes in the residual— and not insignificant— heat of the barbecue. It makes life simple, easy, and delicious.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: 9 ½-inch (24- cm) heavy cake pan, gloves, stand mixer or whisk and large bowl, wire cooling rack, small pan
PREPARATION AND GRILLING TIME: About 40 minutes
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Simple
— Susan Herrmann Loomis
Excerpted from French Grill by Susan Herrmann Loomis. Published by The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company. © 2018 by Susan Herrmann Loomis. Photos by © 2018 Francis Hammond.