TWD: Tiger Cakes + Chocolate-Cherry Brownies

Tiger Cakes

Welcome to another edition of Tuesdays with Dorie! This week we made tasty little cakes called Tiger Cakes.

Tiger Cakes are a traditional French pastry. They are made mostly from almond flour and butter, which gives them a moist, tender crumb. The name comes from the finely chopped chocolate that is added to the warm batter. In theory, the chocolate melts and forms stripes like a tiger. I don’t think I chopped my chocolate finely enough, because my cakes are more spotted like a leopard!

Dorie has us use mini muffin tins to make 24 small cakes. I used a mini bundt pan I got a few months ago for my birthday and got 12 cute bundtlettes. I finally got a chance to try Baker’s Joy, and my cakes popped right out of the pan. I have always struggled getting cakes out of pans (especially bundt pans of any size!), so this was truly a joy to experience.

Tiger Cakes

These cakes are delicious! There is just the right amount of chocolate, and the moist, tender crumb is balanced nicely by a crisp exterior. Dorie is right when she says these go well with coffee. These will definitely be made again!

A few weeks ago, TWD had a rewind week, where we could catch up on a recipe we missed or remake a favorite. I chose the Chocolate-Cherry Brownies made by the group in June. While I made the brownies in time for rewind week, I didn’t get a chance to write about them because that week the whole family was sick with colds.

Chocolate-Cherry Brownies

The brownies are delicious – very rich and fudgy. I liked them best cold from the fridge. Although they were good, I’m not sure I will make them again. They were almost too rich, and I like other things better. That doesn’t mean I had any trouble eating them!

I am enjoying the Tuesdays with Dorie excuse to bake more often. Look for something perfect for Fall in a couple of weeks!

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10 responses to “TWD: Tiger Cakes + Chocolate-Cherry Brownies

  1. It’s funny, I have never seen these in France, never heard of them until this book! But one thing is sure, I will be making these again!

  2. Both of your trays look and sound delicious!!!

  3. Your cakes look amazing! I used a mini bundt tin too, they look so cute.

    Katie xoxo

  4. The tiger cakes in mini bundt pans look perfect together. Chocolate ganache would have been a distraction to these smart looking cakes.

  5. We loved the tiger cakes and will definitely make again. I liked the brownies but my family did not like the addition of the cherries. Looks like it has been a chocolate time your house. Glad you are all feeling better.

  6. Nicole @ The 2nd 35 Years

    I love the mini bundt pan! They look so elegant! I didn’t chop my chocolate finely enough either so mine were more speckled too. Also, nice job on the chocolate cherry brownies. They were a particular favorite in our house!

  7. adorable little tiger/leopard bundts!

  8. Nana

    Both of your desserts look delicious. I had not of of “Bakers Joy” but
    I am going to look for it now.

  9. The chocolate cherry brownies are on my list – I have some chipotle chocolate that would be perfect with cherries. Your tiger cakes are so cute, too!

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