Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chocolate Oblivion Cake with Lacquer Glaze

So this blog is about what I'll do with my quarter cow and the 100 dozen eggs that I bought in an egg share. But I don't want to be predictable so I'll kick it off with an entry about a cake. Used two eggs in it so it counts, anyways!

My friends Michelle and Bill will get married this summer, and I offered to bake their wedding cake. Because I like them, and because I like baking cakes, and because I like crazy projects! I made my first wedding cake last year, and it was a beautiful combination of two of Rose Beranbaum's cakes, the Cordon Rose Cheesecake and the Chocolate Truffle Oblivion Cake and an extra layer of Baumkuchen, an almondy cake made following my Grandmother's recipe.

Anyways - back to this cake: It's a test cake for Michelle and Bill, and it was the Chocolate Truffle Oblivion. The final cake will have a white chocolate ganache as frosting, but I wanted to try out the Lacquer Glaze in Rose's new Heavenly Cakes book.

So here it is. I made a small version, in a 6" pan. The glaze came out perfectly!


  1. Ooooh that's beautiful. I'll be making that glaze this weekend for the first time. Have you heard of the bake-along of Rose's new book? Check it out at HeavenlyCakePlace.blogspot.com. We're baking our through Rose's new book. It's a lot of fun!

  2. Hi Hanaa, good luck with it. I had problems the first time around, but that was because I didn't have enough cocoa. Grrr... This time everything came out perfectly, as advertised!
    I know the bake-along, I'm following all of you and am cheering you on. I'm traveling a lot, so it was hard for me to commit to it. I'm usually trying to participate in the bake-off in Rose's forum, that's more casual!