{DB} Flourless Chocolate Cake and Coffee Ice Cream

The Daring Bakers challenge for this month is a flourless chocolate cake and ice cream.

The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE’s blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef.
We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge. You can find the recipes on their blogs.

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Although the hosts suggested vanilla ice cream, we had the option of making any flavor. I’ve made vanilla ice cream countless times, so I decided to make Coffee Ice Cream {and yes, I used it in this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie selection too :P }.  The ice cream recipe comes from David Lebovitz’s The Perfect Scoop and you can find it here.

For me, the star was the ice cream. The texture and taste were perfect. As for the cake, I didn’t like the texture. It was too soft and light. As for taste, I felt it was missing something. Maybe salt? I halved the recipe and used Guittard semi-sweet chocolate.

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22 thoughts on “{DB} Flourless Chocolate Cake and Coffee Ice Cream

  1. I’m sorry the cake didn’t turn out quite the way you’d hoped. My cake was very dense and rich. I accidentally underbaked it and then put it in the fridge to firm up. I’m glad you at least enjoyed the ice cream. =)

  2. I’m sorry you didn’t love the cake– mine didn’t quite turn out either, although it was definitley through my own error. Your coffee ice cream looks delicious though– I wish I had an ice cream maker.

  3. AH! ha… great minds think alike! Coffee!
    Would you happen to be like me? I can’t drink a drop of coffee without having terrible insomnia… but anything coffee flavored, totaly rings my bell!!!

    Anywho… this is obviously, to me… the best combination!
    Perfect, Pinkstripe!

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