Chocolate Cake

Decorating By Katiekatiekatie Updated 1 May 2009 , 5:36pm by pattycakesnj

Katiekatiekatie Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 10:48pm
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Everyone here hs been soo helpful so I am asking yet another question.

I want to make my sister a cake for mothers day.She is a major chocolate lover so I am looking for chocolate cake ideas. It will be small like 6 inch 3-4 layers possibly so I need to pack in the flavor!

Thanks,
Katie

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Rylan Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 12:43pm
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Try adding some whipped ganache as the filling. I just recently knew about it.

idjitmom Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 7:17pm
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I always use this receipe (except I also add a small chocolate pudding), it's great: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sandys-Chocolate-Cake/Detail.aspx

pattycakesnj Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 7:23pm
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I use ganache as the filling and as the frosting on the outside. delish and so easy

Katiekatiekatie Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 9:42pm
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thanks some great ideas. I havent tried ganache yet... is it difficult to work with?

pattycakesnj Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 11:05pm
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ganache is simple to make and easy to work with, I use 1 part heavy cream to 2 parts chocolate, warm in a pot on stove, stir til smooth. take off stove and let cool to desired consistency.

Katiekatiekatie Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 11:13pm
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Wow that seems simple enough. I hope it helps pack in the taste. I planned on making a chocolate fondant so to cover the ganache with that will boost the flavor. CHOCOLATE OVERLOAD!

pattycakesnj Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 11:50pm
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and the good thing about ganache is that it is not so sweet like a frosting. To speed up the thickening of the ganache, you can put it in the refrigerator (store leftover ganache there too) just whip it up if it gets too thick

Katiekatiekatie Posted 1 May 2009 , 1:55pm
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Can ganache be frozen? after its on a cake?

pattycakesnj Posted 1 May 2009 , 5:36pm
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I have never frozen it so I don't know the answer. Anyone?

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