Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TWD: Apricot Jam Chocolate Cake

My Dressy Chocolate Loaf cake turned into an Apricot Jam Chocolate Cake. I only made 1/2 the recipe and baked it at 325 in my toaster oven using a 5x3 round cake pan. It came out perfectly filling the whole house with an enticing chocolate odor.
When it finally cooled, I sliced it into 4 layers. Adding apricot jam to two of them and a 1/2 recipe of this super shiny gooey glaze for the third layer and finally topping. Interestingly enough, for the glaze I subbed in agave syrup because I was out of corn syrup. I may do this every time, it was far less sticky with a different kind of sweetness that went nicely with the super moist cake.

16 comments:

AmyRuth said...

Wow, Nic! Good Golly, you baked this beauty in a toaster oven. Impressive! Apricot is totally my fav. I am the original follow the recipe kind of girl, for the first try anyway, but love that you used apricot. Nice and tangy. Beautiful cake all dressed up there. Glad you enjoyed and thank you so much for baking along with me. You're the best!
AmyRuth
I love the aroma of chocolate baking ....swoon

Jessica said...

Wow! It always amazes me when people like you bake such fantastic creations in the toaster oven. It would never occur to me to even try such a thing! Your cake looks sophisticated and perfect. Reading your notes about the frosting, it occurs to me that I totally forgot to add the corn syrup!

Judy said...

Aren't toaster ovens great? I do a fair amount of baking in mine, especially for small quantities. Your cake looks delicious.

Eliana said...

Your cake looks stunning Nichi. And I really love that you chose to clafor with apricot. I'm sure it was mighty tasty.

Clivia said...

Gorgeous cake! I want to try that agave glaze.

Mary said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Can't believe you made it in a toaster oven! Apricot would be a great filling.
:)

Jennifer said...

Your cake is gorgeous! I have always been curious about baking things in a toaster oven-how creative you are!!!

theunappreciatedbaker said...

Apricots and chocolate, yummmmmm. YOur cake looks gorgeous.

Flourchild said...

Yum that sounds so good. I love Apricot jam. Your cake looks great!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

goodness--that looks and sounds fantastic (kinda like a sachertorte)! go toaster oven!

Marthe said...

Apricot? Sounds really tasty!!

Anne said...

I like the agave tip, that's great. Your cake looks awesome and the glaze is so pretty!

margot said...

Your cake looks amazing. I love apricots and apricot jam, they should be added to more baked goods! I think corn syrup is kind of gross, so that's great information about the agave.

Jeannette said...

Holy chocolate cake!! This looks amazing!!!! Puts mine to shame! And the apricot sounds like a welcomed change. I may have to try that next time :)

Cakelaw said...

Yoir cake looks delicious - the apricot jam would have worked wonderfully with this, just like in Sacher torte.

Liz said...

I'm a little late to the party, but that cake looks FABULOUS! And apricot jam seems like a perfect accompaniment.