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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chocolate Genoise

Every now and then I crave chocolate cake. A couple of months ago when that happened, I made Devil's Food Cake with Midnight Ganache from Rose's Heavenly Cakes. I made them in cupcake format and they weren't very pretty so I didn't bother to take pictures and blog about it. I made too much Midnight Ganache so I froze the leftover, knowing they will come in handy at some point.

This week I want chocolate cake again. So I made 1/2 recipe of Genoise Au Chocolate from the Cake Bible and used the frozen Midnight Ganache leftover. There was enough ganache leftover to frost the top of the cake, which is perfect as this ganache is tasty enough I don't need more than that. I also used some Grand Marnier in the sugar syrup, to add some more yummy taste to the cake.

The dried fruits on top of the cake are some dried cherries that's been soaked with sugar syrup and Grand Marnier again (yes there is a theme here lol). I didn't soak them long enough to really absorb all the liquid but it turned out fine.

It is a pretty yummy combo. Definitely not bad for a weekend whim of "let's make a chocolate cake" using whatever I happen to have at home. The cherries definitely could have used more soaking, they are a tad dry, but overall the cake is pretty tasty. Definitely a re-do!


  1. Sounds delicious! I love Rose Levy Beranbaum--she has never steered me wrong with a recipe! Also love the combination of cherries, chocolate, and Grand Marnier.

  2. Thanks Elizabeth. I love your "SugarHero" name btw :).

  3. You had me with the boozy cherries! The looks like a sure cure for a chocolate craving.


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