Make This: Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Date Cake a la Martha
I'm no baker. All the rules and exacting measurements stress me out. But Martha Stewart has a knack for making hard things look easy, so I gave her Flourless Chocolate-Date Cake with Salted-Caramel Sauce a whirl. And by that, I mean I spent the better part of an afternoon scraping shards of dark chocolate down the sides of a makeshift double-boiler and fretting that my caramel looked like crack rocks (which it did until it magically became golden and goopy after like 20 minutes).
Well, as turns out, this cake is so good that I've been signed up to make it for my brother-in-law's some-day wedding (once he meets the right lady and sets the date, get it?).