This is a cake with a great story behind it. When working in a restaurant, Dorie changed the recipe of a chocolate whisky raisin cake unbeknownst to everyone else in the kitchen. People loved the cake, but she got fired for being creative. I made the original version of the cake, with almond flour, raisins and scotch, because I had those ingredients around.
This cake is simple and sophisticated, rich and fudgy, and just plain good. Those of you who are skeptical of raisins and chocolate (I personally hate raisinettes), eat this cake to be proven wrong.
Yet another reason why I love TWD- I would never make this cake on my own, but I now see it as a great end for a fancy dinner party.
This weeks' recipe was chosen by Lyb of And Then I Do the Dishes. Check out her blog for the recipe, or pg 281 of Dorie's book, Baking, from My Home to Yours.