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Flourless choc cake to stack and dec???!! HELP!

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Hi all
I have a baby shower cake to make.... Flourless choc cake has been requested. Firstly, I need a recipe! Secondly advice!!
Of the recipes I've found, most make a fairly flat, dense cake. I typically make layered cakes, covered with ganache and fondant, then decorated.
1. Can you stack flourless cakes?
2. Would choc ganache be too much on a flourless choc cake?
3. If I can stack and ganache, do they set up the same as other cakes, allowing me to fondant and decorate as normal?
4. A lot of the recipes call for a springform pan.....but I need a square cake! Will the cake turn out of a square tin ok?

I'm going to do some trials today, but any recipes/ advice/ opinions/ answers would be MUCH appreciated!!
post #2 of 4

The flourless chocolate cake I made was very dense, and whenever I have had them at a restaurant they are dense as well. I put a layer of ganache on mine and it was delicious! I cannot imagine stacking them as they are so rich that even a small piece of a single layer is enough. I do not know about the square pan, you might have an issue getting it out of the square pan because you cannot open it up. Good luck!
 

post #3 of 4

Look up the two wedding cake recipe books by Dede Wilson.  One of them has a recipe for flourless cake and she stacked it 4 tiers deep.  Her recipes are scaled for the different pan sizes.  OK I have not tried the recipes but the instructions are very detailed and worth reading.

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I'm interested in what others say here because I had a difficult time myself with the flour less choc.  It is super rich as others have said.  In mine, first I had to cut/trim the crackly top and edges (what a sin.  I had to eat all those parts!). Even though its dense I found it crumbly and tricky to ice.  The cake itself was yummy. I used a version of Martha Stewart's with instant espresso .  I would not use this as a stacking cake again.  I wound up putting a yellow cake above and below it to stack.  Good luck.

Theresa

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