the critical part of baking is measurement. so when i poured in three cups of flour and almost two cups of almond meal on the chocolate base mixture, something was dead wrong. roxanne insisted that i could still use the heavy dough that looked like cement mix. but after forming cookies and still pouring the dough on the springform pan, after 15 minutes, the result was still a bready bland mass of chocolate. so after literally crying my heart out, just heaved a big sigh and went on to bake the choco fudge cake, the second time, after replenishing lost ingredients by dropping by the shop around 4pm.