Blackberry Chocolate Genoise
Posted: 20 February 2012 11:31 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This is a slice of the blackberry chocolate cake we had for Valentine’s Day.  I’m sorry, I didn’t get a picture of the whole cake!

It’s sort of a blackberry Maria meets RHC chocolate valentine cake with a little influence from Zach’s blackberry charlotte.  Put another way, my daughter loves blackberries and my husband loves chocolate, so it seemed appropriate! 

It was a heart-shaped genoise au chocolate syruped with blackberry puree syrup.  The filling is blackberry cloud cream with a little cassis to amplify the flavor (the blackberry puree, made from frozen blackberries, was very subtle, though nicely tart).  The ganache frosting was a blackberry version of TCB raspberry ganache, with double the quantity of puree and cassis for the liqueur.  It was a touch grainy because I didn’t do a perfect job of straining the puree.  And the top was covered in fresh blackberries.  It all worked very well and received good reviews from family.

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Posted: 21 February 2012 01:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It looks amazing! We love blackberries too! It’s very delicious looking and a very unique combination.

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Posted: 21 February 2012 09:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The cake sounds delicious and looks so beautiful…...the contrasting colours of the cake and filling are very striking!

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Posted: 21 February 2012 10:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I know I would have loved this—looks right up my alley. Great idea/combination and a beautiful cake!

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Posted: 21 February 2012 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thank you all very much!  smile

The cake was very dark, dark ganache and blackberries, but then when cut there was the surprise of the ribbon of blackberry cloud cream.  Maybe not as dramatic as the red velvet cake, but still quite nice.

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Posted: 21 February 2012 08:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Wow that looks delicious.

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So many recipes - so little time.

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Posted: 21 February 2012 09:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Wow Julie, you come up with some unique but delicious combinations.  Looks stunning and I bet was fabulous!

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Posted: 21 February 2012 10:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I agree:  stunning!!!  That is so pretty, and the flavors sound wonderful!

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Posted: 22 February 2012 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Sherrie, CRenee and Anne, thank you!

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