I made this yesterday, my 80th cake from the book! I made 1/4 recipe yielding 8 cupcakes, 50 grams each. It turned out better than I had expected, but I really had no expectations on this cake. I couldn’t get over the whole “there’s tomato soup in the cake.” The ganache turned out really nice. Can’t taste the tomato at all and I love the consistency. It thickened up quite nicely and quickly but not too thick that it’s not spreadable.
Together with the cake it’s pretty good. It made the cake taste like a different chocolate cake. Makes you think there’s another flavor in there that you can’t quite put your finger on. I think I would have liked it much better if I didn’t know there’s tomato soup in there LOL. I’m not sure I will make this again but I would say that if you haven’t, and you’re curious about it, you should make it to find out. You can always make 1/4 recipe like I did.
I got my pictures on the blog but here’s a photo of the cupcake (topped with whipped cream and chocolate pearls from Whole Foods), and photo of ganache making.