KatrinaBroughton Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 11:58am
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I am experimenting with different chocolate cake recipes and would like to try a recipe with oil instead of butter (Hershey's Chocolate Cake is on that list), but in her Craftsy Class Jenny McCoy suggested that oil based chocolate cakes may not be able to hold the weight of fondant. My gut says the smbc or ganache layer under the fondant would be stable enough that it wouldn't be a problem.

 

Does anyone else use an oil-based chocolate cake recipe under fondant successfully?

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drea88 Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 1:37pm
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AMy chocolate cake recipe uses oil, and I have used it under fondant with no problems. I usually frost it with SMBC. I have used it as a bottom tier for a two tier cake. I'm a hobby baker, not a professional, so maybe a pro would have a different opinion.

yortma Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 2:10pm
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After much trial and error I discovered the double chocolate cake recipe from Epicurious. It has been my go to chocolate cake recipe ever since (with Hershey's special dark cocoa).  It is oil based.  I have used it many times both with SMBC and ganache under the fondant (massa grischuna).  HTH

 

 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Double-Chocolate-Layer-Cake-101275

morganchampagne Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 2:40pm
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ASame as above. For my nieces birthday I just used a regular old Duncan Hines and it has oil. Covered in fondant just fine. I Ice with imbc which is essentially the same as smbc

MBalaska Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 5:59pm
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Originally Posted by yortma 
 

After much trial and error I discovered the double chocolate cake recipe from Epicurious. It has been my go to chocolate cake recipe ever since (with Hershey's special dark cocoa).  It is oil based.  I have used it many times both with SMBC and ganache under the fondant (massa grischuna).  HTH

 

 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Double-Chocolate-Layer-Cake-101275

 

Yortma, this recipe looks a lot like a mud cake, is it very dense?   I'm thinking about making one soon it sounds so delicious.

georgiacakelady Posted 2 Aug 2014 , 6:26pm
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AI use the Hershey chocolate cake recipe and most of the cakes I make are fondant covered and I've never had any issues :)

yortma Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 2:12am
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 
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Originally Posted by yortma 
 

After much trial and error I discovered the double chocolate cake recipe from Epicurious. It has been my go to chocolate cake recipe ever since (with Hershey's special dark cocoa).  It is oil based.  I have used it many times both with SMBC and ganache under the fondant (massa grischuna).  HTH

 

 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Double-Chocolate-Layer-Cake-101275

 

Yortma, this recipe looks a lot like a mud cake, is it very dense?   I'm thinking about making one soon it sounds so delicious.

It has a rich deep chocolate taste and is a very dark chocolate color.  It is moist but just barely to the point of being fudgy.  It keeps a crumb.  i have never made a mud cake, so I can't tell you how it compares.  HTH

Claire138 Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 10:38am
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I use the Hershey chocolate cake recipe and most of the cakes I make are fondant covered and I've never had any issues icon_smile.gif


Ditto.

winniemog Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 11:31am
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AI use an oil-based choc cake recipe, filled with SMBC, covered in ganache and then fondant. So far I've done up to 5 tiers, no issue with weight crushing the cake.

KatrinaBroughton Posted 3 Aug 2014 , 3:50pm

Thanks everyone! I used to use the All American Chocolate Butter Cake from the Cake Bible, but I find it a bit dry. I tried the hershey cake, but it sunk on me (I may have under baked it). So far, my favourite is a recipe from Bonnie Gordon College in Toronto that uses oil. I have a single tier kids bday cake to do next weekend so I'll give it a shot.

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