I'll be doing a rather large cake for a friend soon and she'd like me to use the following filling recipe:
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup sour cream
My question is once I torte the cake with this will it need to be refrigerated? There's no way the cake will fit in my fridge so maybe there is a similar filling that will keep if this won't? TIA
Aare you melting the chocolate -- are you adding sour cream to ganache? otherwise i don't know how to get the butter to incorporate w/the other ingredients--
all that to say i would keep sucha mixture refrigerated
There's not enough sugar in that for preservation, so I'd say yes it should be refrigerated.
And this is exactly why cake professionals do not let cake civillians specify recipes.
I guess you need to do a cleaning out of your refrigerator and try to make room. Every time I make a cake I normally clean out my refrigerator to make room for my cake. I only do as hobby so I don't have too many huge cakes to do. The biggest cake I ever made was a 9 x 13 Tres Leche cake that was 3 layers thick. You could always go to craigslist and buy a used refrigerator that you use for cakes only. Good luck!!
And this is exactly why cake professionals do [I]not[/I] let cake civillians specify recipes. [/quote]
Thank you all so much! I figured it would need to be kept in there but told her I'd try to find out anyway :-)