Chocolate Lovesauce

This is the chocolate cake I made 
for my husband Tanner's Birthday.
It's MY FAVORITE chocolate cake.

I first found the recipe 
reading the memoir A Homemade Life
by Molly Wizenberg...
(I highly recommend it!)

Want to give it a try???

Let's Make a Cake....

Preheat to 375 degrees

Chop up 7 oz. butter (1/2 inch cubes)

Grab 1 Tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour

Chop up 7 oz. dark (good quality) chocolate, I used Ghiradelli

Grab yo eggs, 5 to be exact

Get yourself 1 & 1/3 cup of granulated sugar

In a microwave safe bowl, combine your butter and chocolate

Microwave the butter-choco mixture (stopping & stirring every 30 seconds) until melted

Butter up an 8 inch round cake pan

Add zee sugar

Stir stir stir!

Add your eggs (mixing one at a time)

last but not least, toss in that flour and stir!

Pour that lusciousness into your pan

It's oven time!

Set a timer for about 22-25 minutes

Pull it out when the center just barely wiggles (about 25-26 minutes for me)

Let it cool (while in the pan) for 10 minutes on a rack


 Brace yourself for rambling. 

Drag a knife around the inside of the pan to loosen it up, and cover the cake with foil

Place a plate on top of the sucker (for stability)

Holding the pan and plate, 
with the cake sort of sandwiched in between,
invert the cake onto the foil covered plate

As you can see in the photo,
some of my cake stuck, but no worries, 
I just scooped the goodness
and plopped it back where it belonged...

(P.S. - you can solve this problem
by using buttered parchment paper 
in the bottom of the pan,
but I'm lazy...)

Notice the bottom is up?
Now grab your fancy serving platter or plate
and place it over the cake's bottom.

Using the same move with the foiled plate
and your platter,
invert the cake again.

It should now be face up on your new plate!


One of the reasons I love this cake
is the crispy flakey texture it has.

Inside, the cake melts in your mouth...
Rich, chocolatey awesomeness.

Here's a tip. 
Freeze the cake for a while 
to give it a more solid, creamy texture.

Also, you can decorate it with powdered sugar
or fresh strawberries...

Whatever you like.
I normally eat it plain.
Because it's THAT GOOD.

How I decorated it for Tanner's Birthday
Enjoy, my friends!!!


  1. This looks so delicious and I love how you have photographed every step, much better than the recipie books that have like 2 photos! I hope your husband enjoyed it! xxxx

  2. Thank you, Becca! I'm a big fan of photos and illustrations, plus, it makes me feels like I'm inviting you into my kitchen! :D Fun times! Thanks for the love! (And yes, Tanner loved the cake!!!)


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