Thursday, June 24, 2010

White Velvet Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache

Rose Levy Beranbaum's White Velvet Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache is the perfect blend of two classics.

The perfect vanilla cake is an elusive thing, non?  More often than not it's too crumbly, too bland, too heavy, too never-as-good-as-chocolate.  I know a lot of people resort to box mixes for vanilla cakes (a controversial topic, no doubt), but I have kept searching.  And alas, all the hard work (that should probably now be transfered to the gym) has paid off.  Because this cake is it: the absolute perfect vanilla cake.

But the credit for this masterpiece goes to my mom.  I gave her my copy of RLB's Heavenly Cakes, with several of my must-try recipes tagged, and let her choose one to make for my birthday.  She chose wisely.  Thanks, Mom!

If you haven't picked up a copy of RLB's Heavenly Cakes, please do.  It's so amazing.


  1. Yeah for you sweet mom! This cake looks great, and I will have to pick up that cookbook the next time I'm at the library.

  2. It looks like such a great cake, my vanilla cake is never quite as good as I want, I'll have to get that book!

  3. and next....

    black velvet, if you please?

  4. Your cake looks great! Plus, anything with ganache on it is instantly tasty. I'll have to grab a copy of the book and learn the secrets to amazingly awesome vanilla cake.

  5. Nice one, Asia. But now I have to make it...

    howtobaker: Thanks! I honestly think this cake couldn't have gone wrong. Definitely check out Heavenly Cakes-- it really lives up to the title



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