"SHHHH!!!! Be vewy vewy quiet . . . . I'm going to bake a cake, and it's going to be a surpwise for someone vewy, vewy special! You know how Todd doesn't wike chocolate? Well this week's Tuesdays With Dowie challenge is Chocolate Armagnac Cake - The Cake That Got Me Fired on pages 279-281 of the Baking, from my home to yours book, by Ms Dowie Gweenspan! Lyb of And Then We Do The Dishes chose it! It wooks reawwy reawwy dewishious!!! Poor Mawie . . . . she never gets to bake anything chocolate, because, well that bad ol Todd, he hates chocowate, he won't eat chocowate, won't touch it with a barge pole . . . nope . . . nope . . . nope . . . he weally weally WEALLY hates chocowate and . . .
Wet's be honest here weally . . . . what kind of person hate's chocowate??? There's gotta be something wong wif his ead, if you ask me!! Or at least his taste buds . . . weally . . . it just ain't human!
There's booze in this wecipe! You can use cognac, or whiskey, or armagnathingamajiggie!! There's a bottle of that amagnathingamajiggie in the back room. I know coz I saw it . . . shhh . . . it's for medicinal pewposes only . . . but I don't fink she'll miss a smidgen . . .
Maybe two smidgens . . .
There it is . . . in the pot wif da pwunes . . . now I got's to turn on the stove and boil it . . . boil . . . boil . . . it!
OHH NO!!! Dere's fire involved and I wasn't supposed to boil the armanathingamajiggie stuff wif de pwunes!!! Fire! Fire! Fire! I'm not awowed to pway wif matches!! shhh . . . we're being tooooo noisy and someone might wake up . . . Lamb chop!!! Get control of yourself! shhh . . .
I weally, weally, WEALLY like dis part!!! It's almost like riding for two point five seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu! I can do it!! I can do it!!! Ridem Bronco!!! Yeeee hawww!!! Giddyup giddyup!!! Git awong widdle doggie!! Git awong!!
It almost looks normal weally . . . yummy . . . chocwatey . . . not boozey at all and wow . . . it smells GWEAT!!! I hope it turns out all wight!! I have twied weally weally hard here! OOps forgot to put in the pwunes!!! Forgot to put in the pwunes!!! Never mind . . . I'll just stir them in now . . . shhh . . . don't tell anyone . . .
Whew!!!! That looks almost normal!!
And it smells weally weally weally GWEAT!!! mmmm . . . all chocowatty and stuff . . . it smells good!! Vewy vewy good!!! And I don't even have the icing on yet!!! That's my favourite part . . . making icing . . . I get to wick the spoon!!!
Ladies, Gentlemen and worms!!! I present Dowie's Chocolate Armagnac Cake - The Cake That Got Me Fired . . . hmmmm . . . .
I weally, weally don't know why anyone would want to fire anyone who baked a cake wike this weally . . . it wooks and smells dewishious!!!! Look at how goowey and scrummy it wooks!!!! All dawk and chocowatty!!! I hope that Mawie wikes it!!!! I might just hafta eat dis piece now . . . coz it wooks soooo good . . .
I know . . . I'm soo, sooo, sooooo BAAAAAA . . . D!!
Note: No sheep were injured in the making of this cake. Not yet anyways . . .
If you want the recipe you can find it in Lyb's Page and don't forget to check out all the other delicious versions on the Tuesdays With Dorie page! Next week, Bridget of The Way the Cookie Crumbles has chosen Lemon Cup Custard on page 387.