Chocolate Cake with Snowy Pine Trees

Chocolate Cake with Snowy Pine Trees

  • Preparation 1 h
  • Cooking 40 min
  • Chilling 2 h 30 min
  • Servings 1
  • Makes 12 servings
  • Freezes Yes

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Ingredients

  • Cake

    • 2 cups (300 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 ½ cups (315 g) sugar
    • 1 cup (250 ml) buttermilk
    • ½ cup (125 ml) canola oil
    • 2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla
    • ¾ cup (75 g) cocoa powder
    • ¾ cup (180 ml) warm water
  • Ganache

    • 18 oz (510 g) dark chocolate, chopped
    • 1 ½ cups (375 ml) 35% cream
    • ¼ cup (60 ml) clear corn syrup
    • ½ cup (115 g) cold unsalted butter, diced
  • Royal Icing

    • 1 ½ cups (195 g) icing sugar
    • 1 egg white

Preparation

  • Cake

  • Ganache

  • Royal Icing

  • Assembly

Note from Ricardo

The cake freezes well without the royal icing

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