Tuesday, March 6, 2012

87/99: Devil's Food Cake with Midnight Ganache

Great cake, bad timing (silly Lent).

My time is ticking so that means I have cake sitting around all the time with the push to get the made. As a result  I halved the recipe for the devil's food cake.  It was a delicious cake but I am really glad that I halved it because, like I said, I feel like I have cake pouring out of my house.

I didn't have any dried sour cherries or cognac so I decided to add some Chambord to the ganache instead of the cherry cognac.  It was a good decision.

This cake, second to the Chocolate Feather Bed, is one of the most chocolatey cake in the book.  it has 99% cacao chocolate as well as cocoa powder with some light brown sugar and sour cream.  The cake itself is moist and thickly chocolatey while the ganache tastes like chocolate fudge. Yum!

Everyone in my life now seems to be on a diet so I ended up throwing the leftovers away this afternoon.  I just realized that I should brought some to my friend Kesha (shout out to her for her faithful blog reading) but too late. Maybe next time!

I'm almost down to the single digits in the cakes! I can't believe I've made it this far.   I REALLY want to finish on time but its definitely going to be a push...

Rose's Heavenly Cakes page 99

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I’m definitely making this! thanks for sharing!