Nothing like the Norovirus to keep you on a diet of peanut butter toast, bananas and buttered noodles. This weekend’s somber gathering was overshadowed by my lovely sister and her boyfriend, and their generous sharing of the nasty stomach bug. Hopefully, it won’t ruin my taste of cheesecake, my Grandma’s wonderful lemony recipe that I’ll share with you another day. My mom made two! But with 20-some people and three days together, both disappeared.
Fortunately, my mom and I had actually made today’s super chocolatey and decadent Tuesdays with Dorie project earlier this month, over the Super Bowl weekend, when I had been in town for fun and shopping with a girlfriend. For the game, we took the Boca Negra with us to my parents’ supper club friends. It was a hit long before we left our home though.
The rich, chocolatey cake was filled with bourbon, as was the white chocolate-bourbon cream served on the side.
Since our food processor was in the dishwasher, we used the old spoon-and-bowl method. The softer the butter, the better, for this cake. It took quite a while to mix it all together. And with just one and a half tablespoons flour, this was essentially a flourless chocolate cake.
I thought this cake was glorious; everyone watching the Super Bowl agreed (it took our mind off Beyonce’s stadium brownout). My mom thought other flourless chocolate cakes have been better, but at least for the night, this one was a winner.