Saturday, February 28, 2009

Daring Bakers February Challenge - The Chocolate Valentino

The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE's blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef.  We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.

The Chocolate Valentino is my idea of a perfect desert (chocolate + more chocolate) so I was thrilled to have this challenge!  

Rather than preparing ice cream (I am an ice cream addict and it is best not to have it around), I added a layer of seedless raspberry jam to the cake and topped it off with a chocolate ganache.  I let the ganache cool too much before adding so I didn't get the smooth effect I was hoping for.  Despite this, I thought the cake was fantastic and I would definitely make it again!

The Chocolate Valentino


Thank you to Wendy and Dharm for hosting the February challenge and adding to my chocolate recipe repertoire!