Sunday, December 20, 2020

Bitter Chocolate and Rosemary Tortes #CakeSliceBakers

December in Free Bake month for the Cake Slice Bakers; that means we each get to pick any recipe in that year's cookbook to make and review.  My family had been requesting something chocolate, and when I saw that I could make these tortes in a mini muffin pan, I was all in.

This is definitely a more adult chocolate cake than most that I make as evidenced by my mini-chocoholic taking one bit and pushing the rest away.  It uses at least 70% dark chocolate and just a little bit of added sugar.  It's also gluten-free which made it perfect for delivering as part of holiday "cookie" boxes.  I could definitely taste the rosemary, but it was not overpowering, and most people couldn't identify the taste.

The recipe made 24 little muffin sized tortes, and each mini muffin was exactly the right size for this rich, deep cake.  I imagine if you wanted to something a little sweeter, you could use a less intense chocolate and still have the recipe work.

    Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The New Way To Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

    Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

    The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

    It is a new year and a new book - The New Way To Cake - traditionally our last bake for the year is free choice, so our choices for December 2020 were ~ 


      1. Interesting! I'll have to give this one a look!

      2. Yum! I am a fan of intense, dark chocolate--and I love that they are mini sized so you can eat several ;)

      3. Yay for intense dark chocolate! A few of my adult children wouldn't go for these and I would gladly eat their share.