lava cake woes
Posted: 31 January 2010 11:12 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Cake experts, please help! My attempt at the lava cakes in Rose’s new cookbook failed miserably. I had the right type of chocolate and followed the instructions exactly. The ganache balls quickly sank to the bottom of the batter (I didn’t push) and thus when I unmolded the cakes the soft chocolate was all at the top. A mess!  I was very disappointed because I bought the little silicone cups especially for this recipe…

What are others’ experience with this recipe?  Any idea where I went wrong?

Can the ganache ball trick be used on regular cake batter that might offer more support?

Thanks, Schmittycat

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Posted: 31 January 2010 01:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I?ve made that recipe twice and have never had a problem. The batter is supposed to be pretty thick and fluffy to support the ganache balls. I?ve never had them sink.

You say you followed the directions, but did you WEIGH all the ingredients? My thought is the flour and/or the liquids were not measured correctly.

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Posted: 31 January 2010 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hello Roxanne,  Thanks for the reply.  Yes I did weigh everything and my oven temp is accurate.  Maybe I just mixed the batter too much and destroyed the structure.  I’ll give them another try since you’ve been able to make them successfully.  Schmittycat.

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Posted: 02 February 2010 02:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hi < Sometimes you can half fill the form, chill it ,put the truffle in the middle and top it off with more mix to prevent the truffle from sinking.

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Posted: 02 February 2010 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks for the idea..I appreciate it.

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Posted: 05 February 2010 04:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I also saw a recipe where you partially bake the cakes, then insert the truffle filling and finish baking. Seems a little fussy to me, but maybe it would work.

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Posted: 14 July 2010 12:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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My attempt at the lava cakes in Rose?s new cookbook failed miserably.

Is the book that she is talking about, the RHC?
I’d like to know that, because I want to do this cake, but I cant find it.
Can somebody help me, please?
Thanks!

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Posted: 14 July 2010 08:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Vanie - 14 July 2010 03:31 AM

Is the book that she is talking about, the RHC?
I’d like to know that, because I want to do this cake, but I cant find it.
Can somebody help me, please?
Thanks!

Rose’s Heavenly Cakes, p.359.

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