User Error: Peanut Butter Ganache Cake

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What I Did: I was asked to make a cake for my mom and brother’s birthday. They requested a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. I stumbled across this picture of this beautiful cake and it gave me a great idea to top the cake with ganache. Now, I made the recipe from this site. Both the cake and frosting came out great ( I did have to double the frosting recipe though). The ganache recipe I uses from the All Day I DDream About Food using regular confectioners sugar. That tasted good too.

My Result:result

Next Time I Will: I learned a couple things here ( I had to make 2 cakes). After the first round, I now know to oil AND flour the cake pans before baking. And after the second round, I know now to wait for the cake to completely cool before frosting to prevent sliding 🙂




  1. Carolyn

    Oh dear! Sorry it didn’t work out but very thankful that besides the ganache, it wasn’t actually MY recipe you were following!

    Hope in the end it tasted alright! 🙂

  2. Mindy

    Instead of oiling and flouring the cake pans, you can cut a circle of parchment paper the size of the pan bottom. Then oil that and place oil side down inside the pan. The cakes pop out much easier and there is no flour residue on the cakes. To prevent sliding, slice the top off the cakes, then stack the cut sides facing each other. Eg. bottom of cake 1 – cut top of cake 1 – frosting – cut top of cake 2 – bottom of cake 2.

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