Week #13 – Chocolate Cake!April 3, 2012 5:02 pm
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Actually, me. I’ve never been a big fan of chocolate flavored things. I think it comes down to not liking coco powder. I like chocolate, but not chocolate ice cream, or chocolate cake.
But I’m determined to make and perfect a chocolate cake so I am including it in my repertoire. Which brings me to this chocolate cake. It’s a decadent devil’s food cake filled with raspberry jam and covered in a chocolate ganache. It’s pure chocolate goodness.
The hardest part about this cake was getting the ganache to be super smooth. I ended up going over it once, refrigerating it, going over it again, repeat and then finally using a hot offset spatula and a hairdryer (I kid you not) to get it to be as smooth as possible.
I topped the cake with these beautiful white chocolate shapes I made. I think it looks rather interesting and kind of art-deco-y.
My husband brought the cake to his office where they cursed my name in between mouthfuls of chocolate cake.
Here is a pic that one of them snapped of the inside of the cake. Looks pretty good if I do say so myself.
Tags: chocolate, ganache, raspberry, white chocolate
Categorised in: Cake of the Week
This post was written by marissa
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