Yes, this cake is time consuming to make. There is a typo in the instructions that is obvious but if you use common sense it doesn’t matter. Make sure that you use a tall sided 10” pan as this does make cakes that are about 3” tall. It would have gone faster if I owned more than one 10” pan so I had to do one cake at a time. I’ll get another 10” pan for the next time! The instructions are good, sequence is perfect. I started on a Saturday evening and then finished making on a Sunday AM. Everyone LOVED this cake and it serves easily 25 slices. It is very rich, full of chocolate, and will keep you up at night if you eat it too late. But that’s OK. You’ll want to eat it for breakfast. And lunch. I could have sold this cake at work and people would have lined up. Folks said it was the hands down best cake that they had ever eaten. You won’t regret spending the time, money, and dishwashing to make this.
My question is about the ganache. Whenever I've poured ganache over the top of a cake and let it drip over the sides and then try to smooth it out to evenly coat the cake I end up with an unattractive messy coating on my cake. Any tips?
It took me forever to make, but was absolutely worth it. I followed the recipe to a T and it came out so professional. There's so many beautiful layers to devour and gaze at.So decadent time stops as you eat it. Tastes and holds best after refrigeration. Tip: Only fill your 10-in cake pans half-way so there's no spillage.
I would give it zero stars. Epic fail. Batter spills out over the side of the pans making a mess of my oven. Wish I could return it for a refund......
This takes every bit of the estimated time to make and gets every pan, measuring spoon, cup, mixer, paddle, whisk, bowl and Tupperware I had. And worthy every bit of work. Do start the day before. And yes there is a typo where it tells you to beat over heat in the mixer. Obviously don't, it's moderate speed. The cake fills the mixing bowl of my KA mixer to the MAX and I might add the liquids by hand next time. Or maybe it's time to step up the mixer to the bigger one. At any rate, I made this for the neighborhood Christmas party and it was more than a hit. I was joking only a bit that this might be the only time where a slice of pecan pie would be a better choice for your waistline, but worth every bit. I can see using the cake and German filling alone without the rest and still getting great reviews from family and friends. It's a great recipe!
Please answer KontrarianKook’s question about the heat and stand mixer. It has me stumped also.
The richest best chocolate cake. It is amazing.