Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache
Total TimePrep: 1-1/2 hours Bake: 35 min. + cooling
Made this for the first time today (Thanksgiving)! This was my first time making Swiss buttercream, ganache, and a cake from scratch! The directions were easy to follow. I will say that prep time is a little low: it took me about six hours (from the time I took the butter out to warm up, until frosting), buth that might be because it was my first attempt. Substituted raspberries for strawberries, and milk chocolate ganache for the white chocolate, and it was amazing!
Cake is good but very dense. No they what I was looking for in a cake.
Delicious cake. I only used the cake recipe. I did not need the ganache or filling. Not dense.Will definitely make again.
I’ve got a question, for the buttercream frosting, the 1 cup sugar is powdered sugar right???
The cake was very dense and time consuming to make. Flavored together are okay but pretty sweet. ( I love sweet, just not this time). I am an experienced cake decorator for over 25 years now and this is not one I would ever make again. I found it expensive to make as well, with the vanilla bean, white chocolate chips and heavy cream. Trial run continues until I find the perfect recipe for my daughters' wedding cake.
I'm not sure what the deal is with the cake batter it was extremely dense. The Ganache on the other hand tasted really good, but wouldn't firm up enough to hold during the icing process. I tried everything. I will however revisit this recipe and see if there is something in the process that went wrong. I think just looking at the picture it is a really good looking recipe. I also attempted to use a cherry filling instead of the apricots and strawberry.
I am confused - do mix step 2 & step 3 to make the cake batter ? I'm just trying to make the cake itself
Devoted one morning testing 3 sponge cakes. Two of them were suppose to be the "best cake ever" but I didn't like them at all. This recipe is the best and can't be beat! For the filling, I substituted it with strawberry compote. It was a hit - made it twice already and it becomes easier every time you make it.
hi, how much 1/2 cup ?? 125ml??