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!  


Lillian said...

Ooh, that raspberry layer would have been very popular here.

gabi said...

your blog maybe can to be the most sweet blog in the blogger...

I love chocolate!!!


keep the good work!!!



Nancy Cook said...

I am such a fan of little touches and that little piped heart on that plate of raspberry sauce made me smile. Nice blog!

Kimberly Johnson said...

The raspberry layer was a brilliant idea! Beautiful job!

TeaLady said...

Raspberry. Yum!! Love the little heart.

Melissa said...

Comments! How exciting!