Chantilly Cake?

Baking By newb2 Updated 27 Apr 2011 , 10:01pm by warchild

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newb2 Posted 26 Apr 2011 , 5:59pm
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I bake for fun not for business and I was talking to someone who said they cannot get a "good chantilly cake" in the area. I'd never even heard of a chantilly cake before to be honest. I've been googling and I'm finding different "definitions" of chantilly cakes (chocolate with german chocolate frosting minus the coconut and others are white fruit filled it seems). So, my question is what do you think of when you hear chantilly cake and do you have any tried and true recipes you can share?? I'd like to give it a try for this person (school teacher) to show our appreciation. tia.

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ayerim979 Posted 26 Apr 2011 , 6:06pm
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for some reason chantilly in Mexico is what I believe a kind of cream/frosting. now I may be wrong but I did have an aunt who was an excellent pastry chef and I want to recall that is what sj\\he might have called a delicious decadent frosting.

My aunt past away sever years ago so unfortunately I cannot ask her. (;0( how I miss her) but good luck with your search and I will come back. Have you tried googling it. I will do that right after I post this lol.

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warchild Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 10:01pm
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I know Chantilly Cream is whipped cream with vanilla added as well as the usual sugar.

Chantilly cake is as you say different to many bakers. Maybe you could drop a hint of some kind as to what type of Chantilly cake was meant without letting her know you're going to make one as a surprise?

I've read Chantilly cake being made with berries, rum syrup, custard filling and frosted off with stabilized chantilly cream, as well as chocolate cake with a sweet chantilly icing.

Check the links. Chantilly cake as its know in Hawaii.

A popular Berry Chantilly cake made by Whole foods being asked about on Chow, with recipes added in the replies.

Heres a pic of Whole foods Berry Chantilly cake.

Chantilly cake recipe from a bloger who took a pastry class & learned about chantilly cakes. Recipe is a bit vague on how it comes together though.. Its a pretty cake.

Ginger Lime zest Chantilly cream cake made by another blogger. Cake recipe is from the Sky High cake book I which I have also but I have not tried the recipe as yet.

I'm just guessing but if the person who mentioned the Chantilly cake is remembering it from the 60s, it would probably be the Hawaiin version with the sweet Chantilly icing.

AS for me. I'd go for the rum syrup, fresh berries, custard filling and chantilly cream. Yum!

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