Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Betty's Chocoholic Cake and Tarte Tropezienne

The Tuesdays with Dorie online baking group made two cakes from the Fancy Cakes section of Dorie Greenspan's Baking Chez Moi this month.

Betty's Chocoholic Cake is dense and very chocolatey.  I went to the chocolatier and got a big bar, but when I got home I realized I needed even more chocolate.

I baked some of the batter in a square pan and then brought two layer cut up squares to a concert reception.  The rest of the batter went into round pans and was assembled in three layers as in the recipe.

It was good with whipped cream and strawberries.

Tarte Tropezienne is made with yeast.  I've made bread before, but nothing like this.  It took all day.  I didn't have pearl sugar for the topping, so I substituted almonds.  The cake looked lovely when it came out of the oven.

Alas many of the almonds fell off when I cut the cake to fill it.  It is chilling in the fridge now and we look forward to tasting it!


  1. The chocolate cake did require a lot of chocolate. I kept telling my husband not ask what was in it since he had so much decadence. The tarte was a fair amount of work but worth it.