Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Triple Chocolate Happy Birthday with Ganache on Top

This hardly looks like a spur of the moment birthday gift does it?

Except for cooking time, of course, the whole thing took me less than an hour. I am a HUGE fan of using chocolate ganache as icing. It is really really easy to make from scratch and it tastes oh so much better than buttercream, plus you can easily vary the amount since it is a 2:1 ratio of dark chocolate chips to heavy cream (example: 1 1/2 c. chocolate chips to  3/4 c. heavy cream, which is what it took for this cake).

1 comment:

  1. That looks heavenly! I might suggest that Mark use ganache for my birthday cake on Saturday... :-)