Hello friends and lovers! I’ve been lackluster in my tumblr performance of late; this I know. Between residence kitchens with sour floormates, travelling, and then, as always, being too hungry (or filled with recipe-trepidation) to take pictures, I abandoned ship.
I know, I left a hole you thought nothing could replace. No no, don’t answer, I understand the weepy nights, the “Jaimie, why hast thou forsaken us?!” I understand. And this cake will make it all better again. And you can talk about it, and I can talk about it, and we can be friends… again.
I did not edit this one at all, my favourite expat knows what he is doing. Minus the whole, made-it-in-a-pie-dish thing. And clearly, you don’t have to for this one. Seriously, impossible to ruin. And if you do… well. I didn’t say it.
Chocolate Idiot Cake
adapted from David Lebovitz
290 grams chocolate (semi- or bittersweet)
200 grams butter
1 cup granulated sugar
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a double boiler (or something similar) melt the butter and chocolate together. Separately, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Whisk in the melted butter and chocolate until fully combined. For David’s real way, butter and cocoa dust a spring form pan, baking it in a water bath. I parchment-lined a heavy pie dish - both will be delicious, his is definitely prettier looking. Bake for an hour and fifteen minutes - though I would start checking if it’s set after an hour; use your cake judgement.