Friday, December 19, 2008

Another Birthday

Almost a week ago, my husband celebrated his birthday. The cake I made him had a wonderful frosting, but the cake itself was a little too crumbly for me. It was still good, but I won't bother posting the recipe. The frosting was a whipped milk chocolate ganache, topped with chopped Heath toffee bars. We've really been on a sweets overload around here lately, and I still want to make plates of Christmas goodies to take to friends and neighbors!!

If you want to make this, I suggest just using your fave moist cake recipe (yellow or chocolate), and topping it with the frosting/toffee bits. Here is the recipe for the ganache. It makes enough to frost one 2-layer cake.

Milk Chocolate Ganache

18 ounces milk chocolate, chopped fine
1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 cup chopped chocolate-covered toffee

1.  Place the milk chocolate in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. Pour over the chopped chocolate. Cover, and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour. With an electic mixer, slowly beat the ganache until thickened and smooth. Be careful not to overbeat or it will separate.

2.  Frost your cake; adding some toffee bits to the inside layer of cake. Top the cake with remaining toffee.


HoneyB said...

You did an awesome job decorating your cake Dishy!

Linda said...

Gosh Dishy, it looks like a bakery cake! The ganache sounds wonderful.

LadyJayPee said...

So what Wilton tips did you use?

What A Dish! said...

JPee, I think it was either 16 or 22. I don't remember! But I think those two are similar.

Katypi said...

Absolutely beautiful! Looks soooo professional! I am envious of your talent!