Daring Bakers - Challenge TEN!

This happy February,
In the joyous spirit of Valentine Love,
We The Daring Bakers, present to you...

The Chocolate Valentino.

The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef. We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.

With only 3 ingredients (chocolate, butter and eggs) this deliciously moist and delicate flourless cake truly brings out the flavour and quality of the chocolate you choose to use.

Layered with rasperry conserve and served with a vanilla bean ice-cream, this is one of the most delicious cakes I've made. And so easy to make as well! This is one cake I will definitely be making again.


Aparna 28 February 2009 at 3:47 pm  

This must be the shgortest write-up I've seen but you've said it all. And your lovely cake says everything else.

Btw, why "Evil Lemons", Ahmad?

Tara 28 February 2009 at 4:56 pm  

Yeah pretty short, but I like the choc shell...


chef_d 28 February 2009 at 7:36 pm  


Rosa's Yummy Yums 28 February 2009 at 9:35 pm  

Very well done! I love your refined pesentation!



Audax Artifex 28 February 2009 at 9:37 pm  

Yes you are exactly right - this is the BEST chocolate cake that I have ever made. Good on you I love the picture in the DBer forum and also the new pictures you used in this post. Since you only have three ingredients the way you make it is so important and the quality of the ingredients is also very very important. Since I found that the cake tasted exactly like the chocolate I used.

Chantal 28 February 2009 at 11:08 pm  

That's so beautiful, is that a chocolate collar you made? It just looks so tiny and cute :)

Anzj 1 March 2009 at 12:38 am  

Look at your pretty little cake. I like that you just shot a picture of your cake-creation, leaving the vanilla ice cream out all together.

plutosangel 1 March 2009 at 2:30 am  

Thats a work of art.. Nice!
LOVE the chocolate wrapped around it!!

Lauren 1 March 2009 at 3:06 am  

Mmm, your cake looks absolutely divine, and the raspberry conserve sounds awesome too =D!!

Amy 1 March 2009 at 5:08 am  

Ahmad - this is simply beautiful. Well done!

Lesley 1 March 2009 at 5:35 am  

really neat, very creative presentation!!

Namratha 1 March 2009 at 6:29 am  

Very well plated, well done!

Jude 1 March 2009 at 6:58 am  

Very nice presentation, almost like a painting. Great job :)

Joey Biscotti 1 March 2009 at 7:05 am  

I agree, it's a work of art... it's BEAUtiful!!!

Fahrenheit 350° 1 March 2009 at 7:28 am  

Glad to find you, fellow DB! Great blog name, and great cake!

Sara 1 March 2009 at 9:57 am  

I love your cake--beautiful presentation! So cute with that little heart off to the side. :) Yum!

Leslie 1 March 2009 at 11:23 am  

I agree, it was one of the best cakes I have ever made as well!
Beautiful job!!!

Anonymous 1 March 2009 at 11:39 am  

looks really great!

Kimberly Johnson 1 March 2009 at 2:21 pm  

Beautiful presentation! Your cake looks fantastic.

Arlette 1 March 2009 at 3:26 pm  

Very nice job Ahmad
nice photos as well

anjelikuh 1 March 2009 at 11:08 pm  

fantabulous work! well done ahmad!

Jeanine 2 March 2009 at 12:55 am  

Your little cakes look absolutely FANTASTIC! Now I'm hungry for chocolate...

Jenny 2 March 2009 at 3:34 am  

You always have amazing presentation and this is no exception. Looks delicious.

Shirley 2 March 2009 at 5:48 am  

Your cake looks creamier than everyone else's. Beautiful!

vibi 2 March 2009 at 11:04 am  

Absolutely beautiful!

Totaly delicate, artistic and precious... like a work of art!

Ally 2 March 2009 at 11:05 am  

Beautiful cake! You did a fantastic job!

Anonymous 2 March 2009 at 2:33 pm  

Beautiful presentation!

ice tea: sugar high 2 March 2009 at 3:31 pm  

Ever since I saw it in the daring bakers website, I've been waiting till the day you publish it. Gorgeous presentation ahmad. Your flavour pairings are also great. Who can resist raspberry & chocolate. Absolutely love your little heart on the side. Too CUTE!

breadchick 4 March 2009 at 12:30 am  

OH WOW! That is incredible looking and layered with raspberry too! Well done on this month's challenge

Vera 4 March 2009 at 5:37 am  

Looks stylish! Well done!

Talita 4 March 2009 at 8:00 am  

Hi, Ahmad! What a great dessert for Valentine's Day!

natalie 15 March 2009 at 1:16 am  

Beautiful cake!

Noor 23 March 2009 at 11:38 am  

This cake looks so amazing, I wish I could reach in and grab it.