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Ganache?????

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Call me silly, but, Just what is it???? I have seen a Ganache cake in the grocery store, but I am unfamiliar with just what it is.
post #2 of 23
In simplest terms, it's melted chocolate poured over a cake that is allowed to harden again. If Done correctly it will have a very smooth surface and looks beautiful.

Once you get familiar with pouring it correctly, you can start adding liqueurs to it and other flavors, making great enhancements.

Click here for a great discussion and recipe instructions:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-693-ganache.html
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
So Ganache isn't the cake, it is the type of frosting. Right? Is there a certain type of cake you would use with it or would any cake do??
post #4 of 23
It can be done over any cake. Someone here recently successfully poured it over angel food!!
post #5 of 23
Ganache is a wonderfully melt in your mouth, so chocolately, smooth and decadent kind of poured icing. Can you tell I really like the taste of this stuff? It would go good with any kind of cake that a dark chocolate glaze or icing would work well with. The only cake I can think of right now that I may not like it on would be a chocolate cake. That could be way too much chocolate, but you could change the filling to a simple whipped cream...hmmm...I feel another experiment coming on! Anyways, cali4dawn gave wonderful directions for it.
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by nashsmom

The only cake I can think of right now that I may not like it on would be a chocolate cake. That could be way too much chocolate



Actually, one of my best selling cakes is my Chocolate Explosion cake filled with fudge icing, iced in chocolate buttercream and covered in ganache. A true chocolate lover's delight.
post #7 of 23
WOW! icon_eek.gif Talk about a serotonin boost! I still think that would be too much chocolate for me personally, except maybe the week before, well, never mind... icon_redface.gif I will rethink all the chocolate.
post #8 of 23
Personally--- I hate chocolate- even in small doses. But, I swear, people love this cake.
post #9 of 23
This is so cool to see...I'm actually going to cover a cake tonight in a white chocolate ganache with a raspberry/shaved chocolate garnish. I'm really excited about this one. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 23
mochaboi-

I wanna see......
post #11 of 23
Oh but of course..it's in the oven now... thumbs_up.gif
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post #12 of 23
Mochaboi-I would like to see it too! Hey, you are from Rochester! I could drive up and have some!
post #13 of 23
Just going back and reading past postings, and would love to have the recipe for the Chocolate Explosion Cake. Is it in the website recipe list or can you post it here? I don't think there is such a thing as too much chocolate! Thanks, Janice
post #14 of 23
veejaytx
(waving hand out the window) I am in fort worth.. icon_biggrin.gif Hi neighbor! Welcome to our addiction! and yeah that Chocolate Explosion does sound tasty..I have a friend that would do dog tricks for a very chocolaty cake. I made him for his birthday last year chocolate cake mix, buttercream icingand filling, chocolate covered strawberries and a big glass of chocolate milk. He was in chocolate heaven.
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post #15 of 23
cali4dawn,

thanks for sharing your chocolate explosion cake recipe. I made it for easter, and everyone loved it. It was almost like a brownie. I used your reg. white buttercream icing, and filled it with chocolate pudding. The cake went very fast. Again, thanks. I would love to try the chocolate icing you use with this cake. Do you mind sharing it?
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