Saturday, February 12, 2011

Devil's Food Cake Topped with Chocolate Ganache

I realized that I still haven't posted something related to chocolate (that I've baked myself). This, in my world, is the closest thing to blasphemy. Anyone who's known me for at least a month has probably figured out one way or the other about my undying love for chocolate. I came pretty close to signing up for a chocolate facial at some point but decided that would be such a waste of chocolate. Chocolate's for shameless indulgence, not slathering onto your face only to wash it off later..

Now that I've gotten that off my chest, let's get on with the cake, shall we?


Chocolate cake.. One of the simplest desserts that you can come across. But for some reason, I had to go through dozens of recipes to find the one that really works for me. Mind you, though, I am still hunting for great chocolate cake recipes. For me, chocolate cake should be the right texture: it can't be extremely moist to the point where it feels watered down. And it can't feel and taste like cardboard either.

Last year I purchased The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. I'm not a very big fan of their cupcakes, in fact I find them rather dry. But I do adore their whole cakes. For some reason, they are so much more moist than their cupcakes. I guess it might be the amount of time it takes to bake or maybe because the batter is denser? Whatever it is, I LIKE IT!







This cake was a special order for a farewell party so unfortunately, I couldn't get any pictures of what it looks like from inside. So we're all just going to have to marvel at the shiny ganache (mmm ganache....)










If you'd like to try out this recipe, here's the link for the cake (This link also has Magnolia's Seven-Minute Icing and Coconut recipe which is a good alternative to the chocolate ganache in case you aren't a die hard chocolate fan)

17 comments:

  1. Generous flow of chocolate! *faints* Love your step-by-step methods... IF only I could figure how to activate my in-built gas oven, gah!

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  2. Chocolate must only be served in generous amounts, right? ;) I'm glad you enjoy the steps, it takes a while to get some good shots during the process! :)

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  3. I love how shiny your ganache is. I have a fab fab chocolate cake recipe that is so so easy. will pass it to u when we meet next xxxx

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  4. Thank you Sukaina, I would love that! xo

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  5. For those of you who've tried the Devil's Food Cake from Magnolia's at Bloomingdale's Dubai Mall.

    This one is better. Believe me, I've had both. The actual cake, is to die for.

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  6. ^______^

    Thank you Mali, what a compliment! I wish I could get my cake to look as dark as the one in Magnolia's. Will try it out with dark chocolate soon :)

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  7. looks delicious yasmine. i can drown in that ganache.

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  8. Thank you Rajani! I, too, can smother myself in ganache.

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  9. Anne Lakshika PintoMay 31, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    OMIGOSH DUDE I AM DROOLING!!! It looks amazing! What's the recipe for the ganache?

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  10. Anne Lakshika PintoAugust 10, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    OMIGOSH DUDE I AM DROOLING!!! It looks amazing! What's the recipe for the ganache?

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  11. For those of you who've tried the Devil's Food Cake from Magnolia's at Bloomingdale's Dubai Mall.

    This one is better. Believe me, I've had both. The actual cake, is to die for.

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  12. Chocolate must only be served in generous amounts, right? ;) I'm glad you enjoy the steps, it takes a while to get some good shots during the process! :)

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  13. My sister's favourite was the Devil's Food Cake Recipe that she got from one of her friends. She always talks about it whenever we meet! I’m definitely making this! thanks for sharing!

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