Monday, June 22, 2015

Double Damage Oblivion


The Double Damage Oblivion is finished.

Rich and decadent is an understatement.
To off set the extreme chocolateness,  a syrup from 
Moreno cherries with almond extract was brushed over the cake layers
which made it incredibly moist and light.

And then served with the remaining jarred
Trader Joe's moreno cherries
thickened with cornstarch.

Here is the step by step process.
I did not take one picture while making this dessert.
I had a house full of granddaughters
and made Tasha Tudor Brownies
in the middle of the Oblivion.
Truly a double chocolate damage day.

By the end I was so exhausted 
I skipped the ganache instructions and instead 
opted for throwing chocolate and heavy cream
into a glass bowl and microwaving for two minutes.
After stirring in the vanilla the result was perfect ganache.
I am very grateful to the Alpha Bakers who shared this techinique
once upon a time.
I can't even say how relieved I was the three components
were finished and ready to put together.

It is a very rich dessert but so far everyone has liked it.
I can see the basic recipe being enhanced
with so many different flavors.
It's definitely best served at room temperature. 



  1. Wow..looks delicious with all the cherries and syrup!! You got a winner!

  2. Yep, I'm going echo Faithy here … the cherries and syrup… sounds wonderful !!!!! and looks pretty too.

  3. Such a great idea to brush the cake with cherry-almond syrup! Good for you for tackling this cake when it gave you so many reservations. Done!

  4. Cherry almond chocolate. There's a fab recipe in the cake bible for that.

  5. It looks so delicious!! I'm going to make note in my cookbook to add the cherries. GREAT inspiration! It does look like the ultimate decadent chocolate experience.