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The best chocolate....?

I am looking for a recipe for "something chocolate, not too sweet" for my brother's birthday. He said "perhaps a cake?"

I personally like things obscenely sweet, gooey, dense and sticky-and this leaves me with not a single recipe. I only see him a few times a year and he's the most important person in the world to me and I could really use a tested recipe you'd only serve to a king!
Any help you can give would be of most help!

asked by skittle about 5 years ago
12 answers 1183 views
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added about 5 years ago

The chocolate dump-it cake on this site is really great and has a sour cream-chocolate frosting that adds a tart component (thus really chocolatey but not too sweet).

The other thing you might want to try is a flourless chocolate cake. If you find one that calls for semi-sweet chocolate, sub in bittersweet or extra-dark chocolate and I think your brother will definitely feel like a king!

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added about 5 years ago

I would serve this to a king, and if the king is vegan, even better!

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Good luck!

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added about 5 years ago

These might be vegan and gluten-free cupcakes, but they're really not that sweet. I made them for a wedding a few weeks ago and everyone devoured them, pronouncing them "not too sweet" but "delicious."
http://beyondcelery.blogspot...

You can also use this recipe to make a round cake, if you don't want to do cupcakes.

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drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 5 years ago

And this cake can even claim to be "healthy-ish."

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added about 5 years ago

This is really good...it was my grandmother's recipe which I tweaked and reduced the sugar etc. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 5 years ago

boulangere's Belle Foleys chocolate cake is amazing this is the icing recipe link to the cake is in there also:
http://www.food52.com/recipes...
Here is another one my Mothers Texas Chocolate Cake:
http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 5 years ago

I would serve this to kings, presidents, and have served it to all the important people in my life. Everyone loves it (unless they don't like chocolate).

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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added about 5 years ago

Thank you so much! These are all fantastic. He actually is taking this whole year and living in a homeless shelter doing charity work-so he NEVER gets decent food. I mean, I could serve him something mediocre and he'd be grateful, but I just really want it to be exceptional. I can't wait to surprise him!

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sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

Here's another gem for food52's:

http://www.food52.com/recipes...

It's very commendable that your brother does what he does...and lucky for him a sister who loves him so! Have a great meal!

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boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 5 years ago

What a thoughtful sister you are. And what a kind person he is.

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added about 5 years ago

I know what it's like to have a great brother. Here is a recipe I thought is really nice. The small amount of alcohol in it would give it an extra layer of flavor. I don't know if you will be able to make it since it is a frozen cake and it might not travel well, but :
http://www.bonappetit.com...

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luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

added about 5 years ago

The Chocolate Dump It Cake is my standard b day cake (my daughter makes it). A more elegant cake could be Julia Child's Queen of Sheba, I think from MtAoFC Vol 1. We had it last year for a Julie and Julia dinner and it was incredible, although all of the wine we drank with dinner may have influenced our judgment. Doesn't even need frosting... just a cup of coffee or an ice wine.