Saturday, February 28, 2009

Daring Bakers - Chocolate Valentino

The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. They chose 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.


I was super excited to see this month's flourless chocolate cake challenge! I LOVE chocolate in all of it's forms. I made my chocolate cake for my honey as part of our Valentine's Day dinner. He loved it. I loved it. All around it was huge success! I halved the recipe and made four mini heart shaped cakes in my silicone heart-shaped muffin pan.


The February Challenge included churning some homemade ice cream. My aimless wandering around the Internet led me to a recipe for Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream by David Lebovitz (click link at your own risk!) I made the caramel three times and even after the third time it still tasted slightly burned to me but since I'm hyper critical of my cooking, I decided to go with it anyway. Fantastic! I couldn't stop eating it!


I served the flourless chocolate Valentinos with Salted Butter Caramel Ice Cream, and a dollop of fresh whipped cream. It was so good and the perfect ending to a dinner of ribeye steaks and roasted potatoes. Please check out the Daring Bakers Blogroll to see how the other bakers did.

10 comments:

Audax Artifex said...

Great job on this challenge. I love the idea of salted butter caramel ice cream!!!! Your picture are smashing. Thanks for the comments on my blog. Yours from Australia Audax

kat said...

Oh I love salted butter caramel & its even better with chocolate

plutosangel said...

OOO I've tried making that ice cream from david lebovitz blog! Its awesome! yes yes perfect with the cake :D

nice work!

pinkstripes said...

Salted butter caramel ice cream sounds delicious. YUM!

chef_d said...

Your ice cream sounds so yummy!

natalia said...

Your ice cream must be amazing !! I think I'll dare !

Christina said...

I love your mini heart cakes! Salted butter caramel ice cream sounds addicting. I'll have to try it :)

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Salted caramel ice cream, oh I can almost taste it from here, what a delight.

Jacque said...

It seems like so many people turn to David Lebovitz for ice cream recipes. And I've never heard anyone say anything bad about the recipes either.

Anyway, yours looks and sounds delicious!

oneordinaryday said...

Ooh - the salted caramel ice cream sounds great. I'm going to have to look into that!
Michelle
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