Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TWD: Cherry fudge brownie torte

This week's TWD assignment was chosen by April of Short + Rose

I was really excited about this one, #1 because I have not had luck making brownies from scratch, and even though these are not normal brownies, I found a great new recipe; and #2 I LOVE the brownie/cherry combo!

I halved the recipe b/c I knew that this is one that hubs wouldn't be into. I thought it came out very delicious, and the mousse on top had a white-chocolate flavor to me, even though the main ingredients were marscapone, cream cheese, & cream. I didn't have any kirsch, so I used some rum that I had on hand from making tiramisu previously, and I was not able to flambe the rum-soaked cherries--most of the alcohol had evaporated before I was able to make it over w/my skewer and get it lit!

I forgot to take it to work today, but I'm gonna take the rest to the office tomorrow so that I don't have this decadent torte sitting in the fridge calling my name! (I did exercise today though! yay me!)

And b/c I can't resist, here is a very sad bulldog b/c her parents had to go back to work after a super fun weekend

she kinda melts into the couch

Thanks for the pick April, and if anyone wants the recipe, be sure to check out her blog or buy Dorie's book (b/c it's super fabulous)


  1. Beautiful! I didn't participate this week, but I'm so glad you did! I was terrified about flambe-ing the mixture. Yikes! That's not the only reason I didn't participate, but it was one of them!

  2. I used wine in my cherries, and wine doesn't burn. My hubby did like this, but I am not a big cherry fan. Loved the brownie though! Yours looks fabulous!

  3. It looks yummy. I'm glad it was a hit. Your dog is adorable. He was probably sad because he didn't get a bite.

  4. Ah. Who doesn't love a sad bulldog? Your torte is pretty cute too! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  5. Your brownie torte turned out so moist and fudge-y! I love how the mousse looks so creamy and soft too. Your bulldog is the cutest! =)

  6. Thank you so much for baking with me this week! I'm glad you liked it! What a sweet pup too.