Butter blasted cake layered with buttery buttercream and enrobed in chocolate ganache. The perfect un-scary Halloween cake.
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I've dubbed this gorgeously rich, moist cake The Dark Knight, as it's a tall, glowering tower of triple chocolate intensity.
Much more cake than pie, thick pastry cream and oozing chocolate ganache make up for the misnomer. Mad Hungry Cravings has the simple but satisfying recipe.
As far as chocolate cakes go, this one is the ultimate in decadence, hence its name. The moist cake is hugged tightly by smooth buttercream, and thick blanket of ganache on top seals the goodness in with a kiss. There's no escaping this cake, so don't even try.
Rich, chocolatey, salty, sweet, and easier to make than you might think.
These decadent pastries will make a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table. A hint of mint makes for a surprising—and delicious—twist.
To make mint or orange Milanos, just substitute the extract of choice for the vanilla in the ganache.
To encapsulate the velvety chocolate cream, it could be none other than a chocolate puff.
The pastry cream used to fill these éclairs doesn't have to be vanilla—it can be flavored with any sort of extract or oil you'd like, orange flower water is particularly nice. Or for chocolate, simply add a few tablespoons of chocolate ganache to the pastry cream.
Rose Levy Beranbaum created this cake for Campbell's soup and explains in the recipe's introduction that the tomato soup adds both color and a zing to the cake. She also claims that no one can ever guess what the mystery ingredient is when she brings it to a party. So is it fantastic or kind of foul? I had to try it out for myself.