What's A Good Filling For A Dark Chocolate Wedding Cake?

Decorating By DollyCakes Updated 22 Sep 2009 , 7:18am by Chippi

DollyCakes Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:24pm
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Something besides standard buttercream....anyone have anything fabulous to offer up??? icon_biggrin.gif

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LaBellaFlor Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:36pm
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fresh raspberries

Skirt Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:51pm
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Or raspberry purée, or raspberry jam, or raspberry anything! It has to be my FAVORITE combination... that being said, mint is also nice! icon_smile.gif

ladyellam Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:54pm
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Hazelnut ganache, coffee buttercream and of course raspberry anything--maybe even a chocolate raspberry ganache! Yummy

ChefAngie Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 8:56pm
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Remember to make an icing dam so the filling does not ooze out.
Raspberries
Strawberries
Apricot
Orange Pastry Cream
Pastry Cream
Almond Frangipan
Vanilla Custard
Bavarian Cream
Hazelnut
Whipped chocolate ganache
Happy Baking and Decorating,
Chef Angie

CookieD-oh Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:13pm
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I love dark chocolate with orange filling!

mcdonald Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:18pm
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I fill my dark chocolate cakes with a caramel filling. It uses butter and brown sugar and cream (?? can't remember because I don't have recipe in front of me). Then after I melt all that together, I incorporate powdered sugar so it makes a great, thick filling that is divine!! This is a caramel filling that you would think of, say in a snickers bar..

auntmamie Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:29pm
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I would stay away from the orange with dark chocolate, or mix the orange into buttercream. Some people (aka people like me icon_smile.gif ) don't like the combo. but chocolate with raspberry sounds wonderful! Or, keep it simple and do chocolate and french vanilla. Or I make one with bailey's buttercream.

mysonbronson Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:37pm
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I like chocolate with almost anything..

marscapone filling
orange cream cheese
strawberry cream cheese
raspberry cream cheese
whipped caramel filling

newmansmom2004 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:51pm
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One of my favorite fillings is a pistachio buttercream. It's a simple SMBC base with chopped, toasted pistachios folded in. It's SUBLIME with a rich chocolate cake and no one will expect a pistachio buttercream, but when they taste it they'll go, "Holy crap I've died and gone to heaven!!"

Chippi Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:51pm
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Originally Posted by mcdonald

I fill my dark chocolate cakes with a caramel filling. It uses butter and brown sugar and cream (?? can't remember because I don't have recipe in front of me). Then after I melt all that together, I incorporate powdered sugar so it makes a great, thick filling that is divine!! This is a caramel filling that you would think of, say in a snickers bar..





Ohhhhh that sounds sooooooooo good! Can I get the recipe? icon_smile.gif

Chippi!

newmansmom2004 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by mcdonald

I fill my dark chocolate cakes with a caramel filling. It uses butter and brown sugar and cream (?? can't remember because I don't have recipe in front of me). Then after I melt all that together, I incorporate powdered sugar so it makes a great, thick filling that is divine!! This is a caramel filling that you would think of, say in a snickers bar..




Dang...I think I just drooled on my keyboard!!! YUMMM!!!!

G_Cakes Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 10:09pm
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Orange Ganache, made like a white chocolate ganache but with some Drambuie Orange Liquor for flavoring....

ptanyer Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 10:24pm
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Chocolate ganache with Godiva Chocolate Liq...yum (or Bailey's Irish Cream, or Kahluaha) icon_biggrin.gif

Misdawn Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 10:37pm
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Fresh raspberry puree. Yummy!

Uniqueask Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 10:40pm
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All those sounds good, I like the ganache idea, I am making some for a baby shower, this weekend with Kahluaha in it Keep in mind that some people are allergic to nuts

Brenda0217 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 10:50pm
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mcdonald can I have the recipe too along with chippi? Does sound wonderful.

cas17 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 11:16pm
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reese's peanut butter cup filling :9

sugarandslice Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 11:17pm
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Ganache is a good place to start, especially given its consistency. You can add just about anything you like to it: fresh raspberry or strawberry puree, boiled orange puree with orange liqueur, ground hazelnuts or almonds, other liqueurs.
I then use the ganache to cover my cake too before covering in fondant. It gives a really smooth surface to work on.
Good luck deciding!
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Brenda0217 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 11:22pm
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Gee whiz!! How the heck did we forget about peanut butter cup!!!! Thanks Cas17, now do you have a good recipe for that one Cas17? since now I have that on my mind, LOL....and I think I just gained my five pounds back that I lost last week, just from reading this stuff, dang it! LOL...

cas17 Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 12:55am
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Gee whiz!! How the heck did we forget about peanut butter cup!!!! Thanks Cas17, now do you have a good recipe for that one Cas17? since now I have that on my mind, LOL....and I think I just gained my five pounds back that I lost last week, just from reading this stuff, dang it! LOL...




lol, i know what you mean. here's the one i use and it's right here on cc by shirleyw

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/2316/peant-butter-cup-filling

deee-licious!! thumbs_up.gif

TexasSugar Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 1:05am
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Caramel or Dulce de Leche.

Brenda0217 Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 1:06am
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Thanks Cas17, just added to my favs. still don't know how the heck we forgot about that flavor though. thank you again .

cas17 Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 1:44am
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CareyI Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 2:06am
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I would also LOVE the caramel filling recipe!!! icon_biggrin.gif
Pretty please!!!

pieceacake830 Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 2:07am
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Cannoli with those ity bity mini chocolate chips inside... My favorite with chocolate cake. yummy! thumbs_up.gif

mcdonald Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 3:17pm
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I think my caramel filling is on this site.. give me a minute and I will look. Sorry I didn't respond earlier.. busy with a wedding....

let me go look real quick

mcdonald Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 3:21pm
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this is in the recipe section.... I don't remember who to give credit to but it is WONDERFUL!! and not messy either!!! You have to let it cool so it can get thicker...

Caramel Filling


Caramel Filling
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk
3 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
Melt butter, stir in brown sugar and salt. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add milk and return to heat. Bring to rolling boil, cool to lukewarm and stir in powdered sugar. Add a bit more if necessary for piping.

mcdonald Posted 10 Sep 2009 , 3:23pm
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I noticed I made a mistake in my earlier response... this filling is a thick filling NOT like what you would find in a snickers bar... sorry.. it is not ooey gooey... it's good and stable...

Chippi Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:18am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcdonald

this is in the recipe section.... I don't remember who to give credit to but it is WONDERFUL!! and not messy either!!! You have to let it cool so it can get thicker...

Caramel Filling


Caramel Filling
Ingredients
1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk
3 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
Melt butter, stir in brown sugar and salt. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add milk and return to heat. Bring to rolling boil, cool to lukewarm and stir in powdered sugar. Add a bit more if necessary for piping.




Thanks just getting back to this forum myself. Appreciate the time you took to get us the recipe. I will try it soon. icon_smile.gif

Chippi

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