Sunday, September 12, 2010

PPQ: Seventh Heaven Chocolate Truffle Cake

This week's Project Pastry Queen recipe was a doozy.  This was one of the first desserts that jumped out at me while flipping through The Pastry Queen for the first time, and I eagerly awaited an opportunity to make a cake that contains 5 sticks of butter, 2 pounds of chocolate, 9 eggs, and 3 cups of heavy cream.  The opportunity presented itself back in March, for my wonderful mother-in-law's birthday.  I honestly have no idea why I never blogged it - I guess the pictures got lost somewhere and somehow - somehow - I forgot about this insane cake.

Well, thanks to the fabulous Sarah of 20-Something Cupcakes, I'm finally getting around to blogging it, and I have to say, its about time.  This is the perfect cake for a special occasion (such as a chocoholic's birthday).  I was a little intimidated to make this because of the multiple steps and components, but it wasn't difficult at all. If I recall, the only glitches I ran into was transferring the layers of cake - one of them broke, but I just put it together in the cake and sealed the cracks with a little extra truffle filling.  No big deal there! :-)

Thanks again to Sarah for forcing me to finally blog this cake.  Check out her blog for the full recipe - now I'm off to search the picture archives, and see what other lost recipes I may have waiting!

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amanda @ fake ginger said...

Holy cow, that looks amazing! I skipped this week but I can't wait to go back and make it when I have time.

Ginny said...

gorgeous! :)

Danielle said...

That cake is huge! It would be dangerous to make that.. it would be gone with a day (:

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

Love what you did with the strawberries and pretty florets! And I know what you mean about the cake breaking, it was so tender. I'd never used boiling water in a cake mix before either!

Eliana said...

You can't go wrong with anything that has that much butter and cream. I love it.

Leslie said...

Holy cow that cake looks amazing! I'm afraid I just gained 5 lbs. from reading the post!

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