6.26.2013

Black & White Cake

Rich chocolate cake, covered in a semi-sweet chocolate ganache, all wrapped up in vanilla buttercream....that's what the Black & White Cake that the Cake Slice Bakers baked this month is...and it is delicious! So glad that I didn't let the fact that I couldn't get it baked by our deadline of the 20th discourage me from baking it. It wasn't a difficult cake to make, a few steps involved, but nothing too hard. Since the buttercream didn't work for me on last month's cake, I decided to just go ahead and go with my tried and true buttercream recipe, which was a great compliment to the ganache.

The Rev gave this cake high praise, saying he wouldn't change a thing...I'm also pretty sure that he thinks I sinned by drinking water with my slice rather than milk (he won't eat chocolate without milk!). And now, settle a great marital debate for us...the Rev does not like when I give him a dessert fork, but that is what they are for...dessert...he says it is like sending a knight to do battle with a dagger. Am I the only one that uses dessert forks?

Recipe can be found in Julie Richardson's Vintage Cakes.

14 comments:

Paloma said...

Never let being "late" stop you from joining us! We still love seeing your cakes! :) I am so excited you enjoyed baking this one! I can eat dessert with anything! Even my bare hands as long as it's good! LOL! :P Great job Stacie!

Emily said...

Hi Stacie, So glad you did bake this cake with us. Love that cake of yours! I have the same problem as you with the SB!

Milk with chocolate? must give this combo a try. Good one with the dessert fork and Rev. Send him my regards! and a hug for the wee one!

LeeLu Creations said...

I love cake! Nom nom nom!

Jill said...

Mmm sounds divine!!

I often get people telling me I'm crazy when I don't have milk with chocolate cake or cookies or what have you - but I'm just not a big fan of milk.

As for dessert forks - yep, we use them! My mom always served dessert with the smaller fork, so I guess it's just the way we roll. ;)

Grace Phua said...

Stacie, better late than never! So glad you joined us :) Your cake looks very good despite your buttercream problem. Gorgeous! To me, chocolate goes with many things :)

Connie Weiss said...

That looks so good!!

I don't think I own a dessert fork. Is it smaller?

becca said...

looks amazing

ImWhisper said...

LOL!
Makes me crazy when the hubby serves dinner with dessert forks or dessert with dinner forks! When I say something he just looks at me with that look of .... maleness confusion. Bahahaha!!

Your cake looks great and I would agree with using a dinner fork to eat it - bigger bites ha!

:)
Holly

Mrs. Match said...

I have been craving cake lately. What is it about breastfeeding that is making me more hungry than when I was pregnant? Lol, I love your hubby's analogy with the fork. I use salad forks with dessert, because I don't actually own dessert forks.

Cupcakery said...

yummy Stacie. Just yummy. Hazel x

Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

Stacie...so glad you were able to join in! Your cake turned out fabulously. And I agree with you..if you have a favorite buttercream that works for you..then go with it! But I don't agree with the Rev. Of course you must use a dessert fork with desserts! ;- }

Cyndi Rashid said...

Stacie, your cake looks soo pretty. I'm with you and I kinda of wish I would of made another buttercream recipe. I didn't care for the books buttercream at all. I feel like all I tasted was butter... Do you have a recipe you recommend? So happy to be baking with you ladies!! :)

Janette Johanson said...

ganache? What kind of a word is that?
I don't like small forks. I also agree that chocolate tastes better with milk-- although water works to make more room. yum

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

Your cake look so delicious, and like you I love dessert forks. I also like using my splades, which are like a cross between a fork and a spoon.