Genoise Au Chocolat
Posted: 10 March 2013 09:30 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’ve been craving chocolate cake for a week. I don’t bake very often now so every now and then I crave cake and it’s always chocolate cake hehe.  I had to resort to buying a brownie from the cafetaria at some point so when the weekend arrived I thought I should just bake! So I made 1/2 recipe of Genoise Au Chocolat from TCB (baked in 7 inch round pan), frosted with leftover Midnight Ganache from RHC that I have in the freezer. I also topped it with grand marnier soaked cherries. The cherries was only soak for a few hours, so not enough time but it tasted good anyway.

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Posted: 10 March 2013 09:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Looks good, Jenn?  So you may one layer of chocolate cake?  grand marnier soaked cherries - sounds interesting.

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Posted: 10 March 2013 09:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks CRenee. Yes just one layer of cake. The recipe for Genoise Au Chocolat is just one layer so I just split the ingredients in half. I am experimenting with grand marnier soaked cherries lol. Also I don’t have cognac or brandy on hand.

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Posted: 10 March 2013 09:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I have still yet to make a genoise.

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Posted: 11 March 2013 11:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Sounds tasty and it looks like you created a uniform and light texture with the genoise- nice job!  Love the combo of gr marnier and chocolate, now I have a cake craving, too smile

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Posted: 11 March 2013 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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That is very, very beautiful and extraordinarily tempting!

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Posted: 11 March 2013 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Jenn - 11 March 2013 12:30 AM

I’ve been craving chocolate cake for a week. I don’t bake very often now so every now and then I crave cake and it’s always chocolate cake hehe.  I had to resort to buying a brownie from the cafetaria at some point so when the weekend arrived I thought I should just bake! So I made 1/2 recipe of Genoise Au Chocolat from TCB (baked in 7 inch round pan), frosted with leftover Midnight Ganache from RHC that I have in the freezer. I also topped it with grand marnier soaked cherries. The cherries was only soak for a few hours, so not enough time but it tasted good anyway.

Was the brownie from the cafeteria made by Starbucks ? Just kidding:-)  your genoise look very nice and fabulous. I’m sure they taste great.

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Posted: 11 March 2013 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Julie - 11 March 2013 02:08 PM

Sounds tasty and it looks like you created a uniform and light texture with the genoise- nice job!  Love the combo of gr marnier and chocolate, now I have a cake craving, too smile

Thanks Julie! I was really happy with how the genoise turned out. Was a bit unsure there as this is 1/2 recipe and I’ve been out of practice smile.

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Posted: 11 March 2013 05:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Anne in NC - 11 March 2013 03:18 PM

That is very, very beautiful and extraordinarily tempting!

Thanks Anne!

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Posted: 11 March 2013 08:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Looks wonderful, and makes me want to eat it.

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Posted: 12 March 2013 02:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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It looks great Jenn.  The slices look so very tempting.

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Posted: 12 March 2013 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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SweetNess14445 - 11 March 2013 11:33 PM

Looks wonderful, and makes me want to eat it.

I’m sure she appreciates our nice comments grin

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Posted: 14 March 2013 01:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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That looks pretty tasty there, Jenn. I especially like the touch with the added cherries soaked in the Grand Marnier.

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Posted: 21 March 2013 08:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Nicely done! Good idea to use leftovers and i don’t doubt it tastes good. smile

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