Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Midnight Ganache Cake

Meet perfection:

Yesterday I made a cake.  A cake that tastes so incredible your eyes water once the first bite sets in, and you try to hold back the tears. A cake so beautiful it's like staring into the face of baby jesus himself.

This cake was ordered for the birthday of a girl who wanted a chocolate ganache cake and strawberries.  I hope she enjoyed it.  I was a little jealous, but I managed to sneak a mini cupcake out of the batter for myself to try.  How could I not?

It's a Midnight Chocolate Ganache Cake from Rose Levy Beranbaum's Heavenly Cakes.  I've baked a few of her cakes (Woody's Lemon Luxury Layer Cake included) and each one is so amazing.  This one did not disappoint.  The cake is made with extremely dark (85-99%) chocolate, and has a really clean chocolate taste-- rich, but not at all sickly sweet.  It's just really good.  And the ganache.  Oh my god, the ganache.  It's made by adding homemade caramel sauce to really dark chocolate, and when ready is the texture of softened butter.  I cannot even describe the wonder.  Can you see how this ganache glistens?  The texture like soft, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge.

Rose Levy Beranbaum is my now my everything. 

Praise to RLB.


  1. now that is one beautiful cake...I love how the Ganache glistens.....it just calls to me....

  2. Leanne,
    This cake is stunning, and I can only imagine how divine that first bite would be. Thanks for sharing, I'm glad I found your blog!

  3. The cake looks fantastic! I love ganache frosting.

  4. Where can I find the recipe for this? Or even better, can you post the recipe please? :D

  5. Thanks Chef Dennis, Money and Memoria! The ganache was incredible. :)

    Anonymous: The recipe is from a book (Rose's Heavenly Cakes - highly recommend picking it up!) so I will not post it due to copyright. But if you were to email me...

  6. Hi Leanne, love your blog!

    I heard this interview with Heavenly Cake Rose, and thought you might like it:



  7. I ate half of this thing. Mariah says thank you.

  8. Denise: Great link! Love her ever so much. Thanks :)

    Bobby: You are very welcome; I'm glad it was enjoyed!



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