Cake to comfort doctors for simple life

By Live Dr - Tue Apr 14, 6:10 pm


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Want to go back to basics? Classic comfort desserts require little more than basic ingredients like flour, sugar and chocolate. Chris Kimball, editor of Cook’s Illustrated, offers three recipes for a simple yet memorable cakes.


Tunnel of fudge cake
Chris Kimball, editor of Cook’s Illustrated

Serves 12 to 14



3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting pan
1/2 cup boiling water
2 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups pecans or walnuts, chopped fine
2 cups confectioners
1 teaspoon salt
5 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

Chocolate glaze

3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup light corn syrup
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Do not use a cake tester, toothpick, or skewer to test the cake-the fudgy interior won’t give an accurate reading. Instead, remove the cake from the oven when the sides just begin to pull away from the pan and the surface of the cake springs back when pressed gently with your finger.

1. For the cake: Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12-cup Bundt pan and dust with cocoa powder. Pour boiling water over chocolate in medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Cool to room temperature. Whisk cocoa, flour, nuts, confectioners’ sugar, and salt in large bowl. Beat eggs and vanilla in large measuring cup.

2. With electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, and butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. On low speed, add egg mixture until combined, about 30 seconds. Add chocolate mixture and beat until incorporated, about 30 seconds. Beat in flour mixture until just combined, about 30 seconds.

3. Scrape batter into prepared pan, smooth batter, and bake until edges are beginning to pull away from pan, about 45 minutes. Cool upright in pan on wire rack for 1 1/2 hours, then invert onto serving plate and cool completely, at least 2 hours.

4. For the glaze: Cook cream, corn syrup, and chocolate in small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Stir in vanilla and set aside until slightly thickened, about 30 minutes. Drizzle glaze over cake and let set for at least 10 minutes. Serve. (Cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days.)


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  1. Mada disse:Também adorei!Eles também deixam a gente provar as frutas, como aqui no Brasil ?Fui numa feira na Place Monge no domingo, onde o feirante da barraca de queijos e frios era muito simpático e ia oferencendo degustações para a fila de clientes que aguardavam serem servidos. Muito sicL!¡timoÃpina, essas feiras continuam funcionando durante o verão ?

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  3. Ja, ich habe verstanden. Ich werde ganze Herden von Bärchen schnitzen! Sobald die Winterprojekte fertig sind. Oder der Frühling kommt. Versprochen!Liebe GrüßeAndreas

  4. Huhu, ihr lieben. Wahnsinnig tolle Sachen habt ihr wieder gemacht. ist mein Werk für diese Woche.Ich hoffe es gefällt euch.LG Nadia

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