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Longtime lurker chiming in...I made this last night

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Posted to Thread #5241 at 11:43 pm on Jan 11, 2007

and it was good. Believe it or not, this is the first cake I've made since my Easy Bake Oven days! (I'm more of a cookies & brownies girl and generally don't like frosting all that much.) We were in the middle of a freak snow storm last night and I happened to have all the ingredients on hand...so I gave it a shot.

I'd agree with Merly's notes and keep it a two layer cake. I prefer a higher cake to frosting ratio.

I made the frosting from the original recipe and it was a little too sweet for my liking...it keep reminding me of light and airy marshmallows.

Hmm...Marshmallows.

Of course I look for any culinary reason to use my blow torch...so on the final pieces, I tried toasting the frosting. That bruleed flavor was really much more appealing to me and a welcome change.

The ganache filling was like the inside of truffles. I think next time, I'd go for something a little lighter in texture or bump up the cream.

Anyway, here's a link to the cake photos on my flickr account.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58056395@N00/sets/72157594474119589/


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