Sunday, January 17, 2010

Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake with Red Velvet Cake Balls

Recipe courtesy Ruth Kendrick or Bobby Flay - hence the grill

Prep Time:
hr min
Inactive Prep Time:
hr min
Cook Time:
hr min
12 to 16 servings


Fudge Cake:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  • 1 1/2 pounds milk chocolate, chopped and melted
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 teaspoon raspberry flavoring, optional

Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 pound milk chocolate, chopped and melted
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Fresh raspberries, chocolate curls and powdered sugar, for garnish


Preheat a fire or a charcoal grill. Let the fire or grill burn out to coals.
Spray a 12-inch Dutch oven with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, water, and vanilla. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir with wire whisk until well mixed, about 2 minutes. Batter will be runny. Place 8 coals under the Dutch oven and 16 coals on the lid, bake in Dutch oven about 50 minutes, or until cake starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Remove cake from Dutch oven by placing cooling rack on top of Dutch oven and flipping oven over. Remove Dutch oven. Cool cake. When completely cool, cut into 2 layers. You can use dental floss to cut the cake.
Make ganache by combining all ganache ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Stir until well mixed. Ganache will be about as thick as frosting. If it is too thick, thin with a little cream or milk. Spread onto cut layer. Top with other layer, cut side down.
Make glaze by combining melted chocolate with whipping cream. Drizzle over top of cake and allow to run down sides. Garnish with fresh raspberries and chocolate curls. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Red Velvet Cake Balls
(Recipe soon to come!)

PARTAKERS:  Don, Elise and I and the girls (birthday party)
APPROVALS: Very Good, Pat myself on the back, Awesome!
MY COMMENTS:  Well, I'd like to take the credit for this one but I can't.  Elise had a birthday party to bake for and this is what she made.  All I can say is RAVE reviews!!  It was SOOOOOO good and SOOOOO delicious!  I'm sorry to see it disappear!!  Chocolate + Raspberries = AMAZING!!  Good job Elise!!

1 comment:

  1. WOW Bev!!! That looks amazing! I'm going to ask for that to be my birthday cake this year! :) Bon Apetite!


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