tiger cakes; a tuesdays with dorie post

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It was a tough decision but I had to do it.  Last week, I gave notice to my employer that I would be leaving.  For the last two years, I have wanted to write another book.  A while back, I did co-write a proposal and unfortunately, it flopped.  The publishers that read it ultimately chose to pass on it and after all was said and done, I was done with it too.  The whole process led me on a journey to figure out what I want to do and what I want to write about and after some major soul-searching and more than a couple of pity parties, I finally figured it all out.  Well, most of it anyway, and thanks to a consultation with a literary agent, an even better and more focused plan is beginning to emerge.  This proposal will focus on things I love so you know it will involve baking. But for now, I will leave it at that; you will just have to wait to hear more about it…

While I work on that proposal, I am trying to get back to things I love doing and Tuesdays with Dorie is one of those things that I have truly missed.  If things go as planned, I will get caught up and make all of the recipes I missed over the last 6 months.  This week, we are baking from Baking Chez Moi and our chosen recipe is for Tiger Cakes.  
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Can you say “easy peasy” because that is what this recipe was-easy; crazy easy and quick and topped with ganache.  The batter mixes up quicker than you think, it actually takes longer to measure out the ingredients than it does to whisk them together!  The main ingredient is almond flour and it is whisked into egg whites and sugar with a bit of flour and a generous helping of finely chopped bittersweet chocolate.  These decadent little cakes are moist and chewy and as if that wasn’t enough, they get dressed up with a bittersweet chocolate ganache.

Join us, bake from Dorie Greenspan’s books, Baking Chez Moi and Baking with Julia; to see how the other bakers made out with the recipes, check the website, Tuesdays with Dorie.

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24 thoughts on “tiger cakes; a tuesdays with dorie post

  1. Your little cakes are gorgeous! I had a terrible time getting mine out of the tins. This is the third time I’ve baked them–twice they stuck and once they didn’t. I might have to switch to silicone!

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  2. Good luck on your proposal! I can’t wait to see what happens next on your baking adventure! Oh yes, your tiger cakes look great, too!

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  3. Good luck with the book! I am an avid reader and have great respect for writers. Glad you can get back to baking as part of your creative process. I can’t imagine my life without baking. We have made some pretty delicious items so I think you are in for a treat.

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  4. I am so excited for you! I left my long term job a couple of years ago and it was scary yet liberating.
    I went from being comfortable and confident in old job to being faced with a huge learning curve and a challenging clientele group. I’ve definitely indulged in my fair share of pity parties 🙂
    Your tiger cakes look great and they really were easy-peasy!

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