Chocolate spike cake
Posted: 18 December 2008 08:41 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi My husband just bought me the cake bible I’m dying to try it out. I’m going to my sister in laws for the weekend and he wants me to take a cake. here’s the problem. I haven’t got the time to try a practice cake. She loves chocolate. Here’s my question.. How is the chocolate pike cake as far as taste goes.. I mean i’ve tried the chocolate oblivion truffle torte and while I thought it was wonderful my family said that it was an “aquired taste”. So is it similar to that or is the spike cake something that most will enjoy. Thanks for the help

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Posted: 19 December 2008 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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delish

not everyone here likes the flourless cake either! tho it’s my favorite, i havent had it for my birthday in years!

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Posted: 19 December 2008 04:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi Ashley. I am most partial to butter cakes, and the any of the cakes in the butter cake chapter are really good. I recommend that you frost them with a chocolate ganache. I have found that butter cake tends to be universally appreciated by many people, from children to adults.

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Posted: 20 December 2008 06:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I agree with Christine, a basic chocolate butter cake with a ganache frosting will please just about everyone. I can’t recall off the top of my head the exact components of the Chocolate Spike cake but as I recall it’s a nice basic cake. Go for it!

The Chocolate Oblivion Torte is so rich and chocolate-y—I love it but I can see that some folks might think it was too “extreme.” (“Extreme”+“Chocolate”=“wonderful” as far as I am concerned!)

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Posted: 22 December 2008 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I would highly recommend Rose’s Chocolate Fudge Cake - it’s very moist and delicious.  Pair it with either the dark chocolate ganache (super simple and tastes amazing), or the chocolate version of Rose’s Mousseline, which is much less chocolatey.

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Posted: 22 December 2008 08:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I would second Patrincia’s recommendation of Chocolate Fudge Cake. You can also pair it with the chocolate Neoclassic buttercream - super rich!

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