Tuesday, March 18, 2014
mocha brownie cake with whisper creek ganache: a tuesdays with dorie post
the recipe calls this a mocha brownie cake. that was a bit confusing since the cake itself had not a drop of coffee in it. to punch up the mocha flavor, i tried to add a bit of coffee extract to it but did not add enough-my fear of over doing it cancelled out my good intentions. the result was just a really strong chocolate flavored cake with the texture of a devil dog; remember those? for the ganache frosting, i decided to switch the coffee, a mere 1/4 cup, for an equal portion of whisper creek tennessee sipping cream. it seemed like the perfect choice for a dessert to be served at a pot luck dinner. trust me, it was. i came home with an empty plate. good thing i stashed a few at home for my husband and me to indulge in!
as a rule, we do not post the recipes we bake from. it isn't fair to the author for us to give away the recipes without permission. my suggestion, buy a copy of the book or borrow it from a library or a friend. honestly, it isn't hard to find; i found it on several websites with a quick google search.
be sure to check out the tuesdays with dorie page to see how the other bakers fared. perhaps, bake up a batch yourself. if you do, the whisper creek substitution is worth trying. and no, they did not pay me to say that-i do not do endorsements and do not accept payments or advertising. but if someone wants to give me a bottle to bake with, i won't turn it down! the truth is that i happen to have an open bottle in the fridge and grabbed it rather than brewing up a pot of coffee just for a 1/4 cup, and i am glad i did! bake on friends!