This is a fantastic chocolate cake and the cayenne pepper in the ganache makes this something truly unique. The kind of unique experience that Rose gives us so often. Thank you Rose; this is sublime.
Mis en place
The "Ez-Man" was with me for moral support.
I won this handy egg cracker from Michele over at The Artful Oven. Check her out! (It really is helpful btw.)
Melting the chocolates.
First part of the batter. I made a double recipe.
With the eggs.
Toaster shot. I did not feel like fussing with tin-foil for the cake strips so i used a bundt pan. 3/4 of the batter.
1/4 of the recipe was left over so I made cupcakes.
My oldest daughter runs into the kitchen, grabs open the fridge and chugs a water bottle. "What happened?", I ask. "Um, I snuck some of the ganache, but it backfired…" That'll teach her!! :)
The weird ring texture is from the baking spray bubbling up. I guess I used to much.
This cake had a great texture. I did increase the water a little in the cocoa though.
I knew the kids were not going to want the ganache (I used a full teaspoon of cayenne pepper) so I made a second attempt at the caramel whipped cream. Decided I would try some fresh vanilla.
Turned out much better this time as I left out the kolatin.
The ganache and whipped cream is a good combo but I prefer the caramel whipped cream with ganache sans cayenne, as it is in the cuddle cake.