Created by: Cara Michelle
Project

Chocolate Cake

What are you most proud of? The cake batter ran through the bottom of the pan and spilled over into the oven - almost started a fire! Everything in my house smells like smoke now. I wanted to cry. I used Fat Daddio springform pans, but it just doesn't hold a delicate batter like this cake batter. I don't know how other women deal with springform pans that are slightly bent. I even used parchment on the bottom. I was going to quit, but I took out two 8 inch pans, poured the remaining batter between the two, and then baked it. I am so proud that I salvaged what was left and didn't quit. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be sure your kitchen is cool, practice mise en place - everything in its place - and give yourself nearly a day to make this cake. Between the ganache, the chocolate fans, the cake, and the glaze, it takes a good days worth of effort before its ready to serve.

You Can Make This

Cara Michelle made Chocolate Cake with:

Decadent Chocolate Cakes

Online Class

Decadent Chocolate Cakes

with Alice Medrich

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The cake batter ran through the bottom of the pan and spilled over into the oven - almost started a fire! Everything in my house smells like smoke now. I wanted to cry. I used Fat Daddio springform pans, but it just doesn't hold a delicate batter like this cake batter. I don't know how other women deal with springform pans that are slightly bent. I even used parchment on the bottom. I was going to quit, but I took out two 8 inch pans, poured the remaining batter between the two, and then baked it. I am so proud that I salvaged what was left and didn't quit. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be sure your kitchen is cool, practice mise en place - everything in its place - and give yourself nearly a day to make this cake. Between the ganache, the chocolate fans, the cake, and the glaze, it takes a good days worth of effort before its ready to serve.

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Skill Level

Intermediate