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Black Forest Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Posted by on May. 19, 2011 at 12:45 AM
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Black Forest Cake with Chocolate Ganache


This is a great cake for Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, or any day!  The cake is very rich and has a texture that is somewhere between cake and brownie.  I love chocolate, but the almond-cherry flavor in this cake is wonderful!  For the ganache I used chocolate chips.  I was surprised at how well it turned out--very smooth and shiny just like it should be!




Yes, this recipe starts with a cake mix and contains cherry pie filling.  I know there are differing views on using mixes and ready-made fillings in recipes.  Some refer to this kind of recipe as "semi-homemade" or don't even consider it homemade at all.  My view is that cake mix and pie filling are just ingredients you add to the recipe like eggs or butter.  As long as it tastes good, I am not bothered by recipes that use mixes or pie fillings.  Call it what you want, but some of my favorite recipes contain these shortcuts.  And they quick and easy recipes so I tend to make them over and over again!

What's your view on recipes that have mixes and pie fillings as ingredients?

Ingredients 

1 pkg. Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
3 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon almond extract
1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For Ganache:
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.  
Grease Bundt pan.
Mix together cake mix, eggs, almond extract, and pie filling.
Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Pour into Bundt pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center come out clean.  
Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and allow cake to cool completely.
 
Make ganache by heating butter and cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
Heat to the point where the cream just begins to boil.
Remove from heat and pour over 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
Let sit for about 1 minute, then whisk until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth and shiny.
Cool slightly until ganache is the desired consistency to pour over cake.
Serve with whipped cream.


by on May. 19, 2011 at 12:45 AM
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Replies (1-9):
SweetLuci
by Luci on May. 19, 2011 at 8:07 AM

 I have a similar recipe, and it's very good.

periwinkle163
by on May. 19, 2011 at 9:07 AM

 That sounds decadent and what a beautiful presentation.

KamsOne
by Jen on May. 19, 2011 at 10:02 PM
My dad's birthday is next week and he would love this! I think I'll make it for him. Thanks for posting!
acaisha
by on May. 20, 2011 at 1:03 AM

oh man this looks too good....

reneawesley
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 4:23 PM

 Oh my! This looks delicious!

jen113000
by on Aug. 19, 2011 at 4:51 PM

 Yummy!

ceciliam
by on Aug. 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Right up my alley:)

batjmom
by on Aug. 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM

 I don't like chocolate...but my kids would love this

whimsyjuggalett
by on Aug. 25, 2011 at 3:26 PM

yummy

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