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Clotilde's melt in your mouth chocolate cake!
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(albeit limited) repertoire! David...aw..come on now...we don't believe ya!

rachel24, welcome to C&Z...just you wait ..the cake! I've made it both on the day of need and the day before need...the latter I've found to be best...

oh dooooooooooooo enjoy!
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David



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it's true madame!! Remeber a few years back we made new year's resolutions and mine was to make a cake from scratch because I had for some reason been intimidated by the whole concept! Well I fulfilled my resolution by making a series of bundt cakes, then the tragedy occurred and I more or less stopped cooking for a loooooooooooooong time. Happily the C & Z cookbook offered some lovely and simple cakes which, along with Clotilde's chocolate marvel have brought me back out of the cooking closet!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David, can you hear the cosmos saying, with one voice, BRAVO!...Kitchen King...big chocolate-coated hug
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I know..'tis me again..however I marvel at the alwaysness of the comments..

latest chapter..

I asked a friend to name the must have ingredient...in her cake I was to bake..chocolate...'n so of course..

we all sat at table...6 dear gal pals...'n there was some left ...'n one pal asked if she could have a slice for her husband..yep..that was ok..

this morning he told me it was the best chocolate cake he'd ever eaten..(spoken in the most wondrous Scottish accent!) ..I told him of cocolate&zucchini..told him I was going to let the readers know...he then added.."best, by far."

so there you go..

chapter who knows what awaits Wink
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pastina



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Chocolate cake Reply with quote

Hi, I'm new to this site.

I must say that I am positively salivating at all your descriptions of this cake. Gonna get me some o' that!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pastina, welcome to Chocolate&Zucchini!

Yep..to the kitchen you go...follow well the directions in the recipe...

'n such richness awaits you..

'tis 8.49pm..wonder if I've enough chocolate....to bake...a cake...!
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LynnD



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh MY!!! This cake looks perfect. I'm going to try it in the next week or so. I don't have any chocolate in the house right now. Drat!
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pastina



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madameshawshank - thankyou! I am a chocolatecake fiend! Twisted Evil

p.s. I note that this cake doesn't have any kind of topping or filling - or should I wash my dirty mouth out?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a big fan if this chocolate cake also. I love that it is even better the day after making it. Great for entertaining if you make it the day before.
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LynnD, welcome on board!

pastina...this here cake doesn't need anything..no filling..no topping...however if you add a little cream..berries..well now, that's fine and dandy..

agree with Barb...if made the day before needed...extra yummy..

we're in the middle of a heatwave of a day...only things like ice cold watermelon makes sense...forget the oven today I say...for me anyway...

I see it's been snowing in Paris!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok ladies and gents, sorry to bore on about this particular topic, but I need some advice please.

I've bought my chocolate for this - the 68% cocoa stuff. But before I start I have 2 questions:

1. Is it necessary to use a particular sugar for this - caster, granulated, raw cane?

2. I know it''s only one tbs of flour but what kind is it - plain or self-raising?

I want to get it right see Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pastina, oh goodie...you're about to bake IT!!

I use caster sugar 'n sort of stir quite a bit so it's dissolved ...

'n plain flour..

joyous baking!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:47 pm    Post subject: Dear God! Reply with quote

This sounds like heaven. Bang go the New Year's resolutions - oh well, I lasted a month.. Smile
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msue



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone made this recipe ahead of time and frozen it?

I want to take the cake on a road trip (to a gathering of friends), but have to work right up until the last minute before leaving on the trip. It would be fantastic if I could make the cake this weekend. I am hoping that the cake will freeze adequately, and perhaps will be a little more stable in the car if it is in the frozen state.

Just curious if anyone has tried freezing it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

msue, I'm sure Heston Blumenthal would know Wink
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