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Chocolate Ganache Love


Last Thursday seemed to be the most fitting time to make a gourmet cake. What with the Mister’s birthday coming up the next day and all that, baking a cake seemed to be entwined with my kitchen’s fate. I had shopped the day before, completely stocked my baking pantry with all the goodies needed for the treat.

I had picked the recipe a month ago during a random dessert-lust browsing session: the idea was to make an ultimate chocolate haze cake with ganache icing. My recipe required a shocking amount of chocolate flavoring: cocoa, chocolate chips, coffee granules and vanilla essence. The idea was to go all out on the cake, not sparing or settling. My springform pan 9 1/2 came to my aid and I had the stage all set.

The recipe called for the usuals: flour, cocoa, chocolate chips, coffee, butter, baking soda, salt and the not so usuals: brown sugar, vinegar, sour cream. I even had the icing ready. Since it was a birthday cake, I had to bake it in two pans and then put them one on top of the other with the icing. After a bit of struggle, I ended up with two moist, crumbly, rich cakes. Slather on the icing I did and a few messy minutes later, I was left with a soggy birthday cake that moved me to helpless tears.

Since I was not ready to give up on it yet, I transferred it on to the pastry dish, put on the lid, dumped it in the fridge and tried to forget about it for the next couple of hours. The result: beautifully set, wonderful Extreme Chocolate cake with Ganache Icing. Seriously hazardous to your waistline, but sinfully yummy.


Author: vaish

I am a business student, food blogger and mommy to a beautiful little baby girl I lovingly call Kohlrabi (yes, like the veggie). I love vintage fashion, ganache and Ina Garten :)

4 thoughts on “Chocolate Ganache Love

  1. Well, now, Vaish, it looks most seriously amazing!! ‘ll bet K staggered off groaning thru a mouth smothered in chocolate. And, boy, is he going to miss you badly when you are here!!

  2. OMG How did I not reply to this on the day it was made?! the cake. sigh. it makes up for that awful(y) cute piping 😀 Needless to mention again how the birthday boy must’ve felt. Ah, well, lesser mortals shall do with Betty Crocker, but this VK is awesomeness!
    Baking FTW.

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