I first read about this cake in Molly Wizenberg's book "A Homemade Life" (highly recommend!!!!) and I knew I had to try it. She baked dozens of this cake in advance, froze it, and served it at her wedding, so I figured there must be something special to this one! I was dying to try it! It looked pretty simple, so I prepared it on a crazy busy day for a friend's housewarming party. (the recipe looked pretty easy) I used Valhrona chocolate and fancy Irish butter, which the recipe called for.
Unfortunately, the cake was a fail. :( I ended up cooking it for longer than the recipe called for, but the cake still seemed too gooey and butter seemed to drip out of it. I ended up asking Tinger for a picture of her cake (same one), and hers looked much more well done. So, I think I just didn't cook it enough, and perhaps something I did increased the required baking time. I guess this chocolate cake warrants another shot.