This was a birthday cake for my father-in-law.
Mis en place:
I made this cake parve so we could have it with a bbq. Toffuti and bananas. I also made a double recipe so I could make a real layer cake.
Chavi loves chocolate. :)
The one on the right is a make shift cake strip. One of my cake strips became dairy when I tried to make cheese cake with a cake strip instead of a water bath. It actually worked nicely, but the cake strip got totally spattered with cheesy stuff. Perhaps I filled it too high.
The birthday boy. The hat says "Yankees" in Hebrew.
I used Trader Joe's Chocolate chips which are somewhat largish. The white film went away after the cake sat out in the heat for a while. I used banana liqueur for the ganache.
Have a mental piece of cake. This cake came out rich and chocolaty with a perfect texture. I added 3 1/2 tablespoons of cocoa to the double recipe. I also weighed the dry ingredients on my new scale. Even if you were to find fanaticism in didactic measuring a fault you can't beat the ease of just pouring straight from the box into the mixing bowl.