Yay! Its my turn again for Tuesdays with Dorie! This weeks choice was picked by Lyb at And Then I do the Dishes. I was a little surprised by the use of 12 moist plump prunes in this decadent chocolate cake. I made a few subs. I used grapejuice and brandy extract instead of the Armagnac. I could totally taste the prunes in this. However, I gave some to my neighbors and they had no idea it had prunes in it. (I think I just knew it was there and couldn't get over it.) The prunes didn't stop me from eating it. It was super-yummy.
Just for kicks, I conducted a "round 2" and I made a few other subs. I used prune baby food (so I wouldn't have bits of prune) and brandy extract, but also added orange marmalade and added some fresh orange zest to the glaze. I preferred round 2 just because I love all things chocolate orange. They were both great though!
This picture was so hard on Jesse. He was waiting with his fork in hand while I took pictures and he kept asking if I was done yet so he could dig in.