Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Vanilla Cake with Liqoured Chocolate Ganache



INGREDIENTS

Serves 12. 

(adapted from martha stewart recipe)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pans
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • White frosting

CHOCOLATE GANACHE
4 cups cooking chocolate
2 cups thick cream
2 tablespoons liquor 


    DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour two 8-by-2-inch cake pans, tapping out excess flour. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. With mixer on low, beat in eggs and yolks, one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix just until combined.
  3. Divide batter between pans; smooth tops. Bake until cakes pull away from sides of pans, 32 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pans 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges of pans and invert cakes onto a wire rack. Let cool completely
CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
Boil the cream in a pan, until nearly boiling, constantly stirring, add the chocolate, one cup at a time, until it has melted, stir in the liquor. Let it cool down and place in fridge for 4-8 hours until thick






5 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous cake!!!
    And a beautiful photo!

    Kiss,
    Rita

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  2. well done Rob utterly delicious

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  4. This cake looks delicious, and great pictures of it.

    kiss
    Hélia

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  5. This looks fantastic! Beautiful photos too!

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