Flourless Chocolate Cake… a colossal kitchen fail

I’ve had my fair share of kitchen fails. There was the time I tried to make a “quick & easy” weeknight meal recipe from the crescent roll tube. To this day, I have to think only momentarily of that deli turkey and crescent roll pizza to throw up in my mouth a little. Then there was the time I tried to make hard boiled eggs and boiled them for close to 6 hours waiting for them to float. I don’t know where I got the idea that I had to boil them until they floated, but the idea was there, and thus I created the greyest, rubberiest hard boiled eggs to ever exist. And Jon ate them. We hadn’t been dating long. He probably wouldn’t be that nice now.

Add to this list of colossal kitchen fails the flourless chocolate cake I attempted to make this weekend. It’s not my fault, really. It’s been pinned and tweeted and retweeted and shared. It was touted as the best cake EVER by the original blogger, so I’ve been looking forward to trying this magical 2 ingredient, flourless chocolate cake made with only eggs and nutella for weeks.

It didn’t work out. Not only did it not set up properly, but it tasted terrible, as well. Imagine flan. Okay, flan has its merits. Flan has its place, but not in my kitchen. Now imagine flan that tastes like a hazelnut flavored tire. That’s what you can expect if you make this magical cake. Don’t do it. Don’t get sucked in like I did. I had such high hopes for it, even after several bites. I wanted it to be good. Blech. I hope I can get this taste out of my mouth.

Moral(s) of the story: Not everything on Pinterest tastes as good as it looks. And if it seems too good to be true (a 2-ingredient chocolate cake!), it probably is.

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3 thoughts on “Flourless Chocolate Cake… a colossal kitchen fail

  1. At least you were attempting to follow a recipe.
    We had the family over for Thanksgiving and my wife is making her homemade gravy, adding white powder from her cobalt blue canisters and noticing that the gravy was not thickening. So she adds more. Still nothing, She adds more and takes a taste.

    It was incredibly sweet.

    She forgot she put powdered sugar in one of her canisters.

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