Devil's Food Cake with Midnight Ganache


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When my daughter turned 23 in July I baked a really yummy cake. It is a Devil's Food Cake with Midnight Ganache by Rose Levy Beranbaum from Rose's Heavenly Cakes cookbook. Don't skip on good quality chocolate when you bake this cake. The Ganache is so good that you can eat it by the spoonful. A good quality vanilla will make a difference in taste also, I used Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, a must in your kitchen.

We had a busy week. My son was moving to Hong Kong to study for four months at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and we had to empty his room when he was living. I was sad but happy, in a way, to see him leaving. He always wanted to go aboard to study and finally got the chance. I will be in China in two months. I am in the planning process. Already booked a private chauffeur for the Great Wall and a private guide to visit Beijing. Still have to find places to sleep, what to do in Xi'an, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau. I have never been to Asia before. I heard that it will be a culture shock, but I am ready for it. When I was young I was dreaming of China. Coming soon. Any suggestions are welcome!



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  1. Beautiful cake:) And you have lots of fun exciting stuff on your plate..Enjoy~

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  2. I am sure your title is no accident as I would be the devil at midnight in your fridge!!!!! YUMMM. I love chocolate cake and ice cream - only if homemade. Everything else just tastes like... cardboard or sawdust!
    :)
    V

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  3. Beautiful, rich, dark cake. Safe travels to you when you leave for China and hope that you really enjoy your time there. Hoping your son is happy he made the move.

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  4. The cake is stunning Helene! How exciting for you to visit China!

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  5. Ever since childhood, I've never been able to resist a rich devil's food cake! I also wanted you to know that I have you included on my new blog's list of 'delicious blogs'. I hope that sometime you can stop by and follow there because my "blogger' blog will come to an end sometime. http://italianbellavita.com

    Blessings,
    Roz

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  6. Midnight ganache sounds so naughty. How exciting for your son to travel to China. It has been a dream of mine to walk along the Great Wall.

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  7. The dark chocolatey colors of the cake look so great, and the ganache sound lovely! Have a fantastic trip. Can't wait to hear about it.

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  8. This is my kind of cake, I loooove chocolate!

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  9. Beautiful and intense color this cake of yours...it must really taste delicious Helene :)
    Love the picture...hope you are enjoying your week!

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  10. Thanks so much for the nice comments. I am in the planning stage for China. I am going in November. Excited and nervous!

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  11. your pictures are just absolutely amazing! Breathtaking actually and who can resist devils food cake= let alone your stunning recipe!

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