Last weekend my friend was looking for someone to make a fondant cake and I finally decided to get over my fear. I found this awesome chocolate cake recipe and went to work. After we put the kids to bed I went to the store and spent almost 2 hours in the cake decorating isle. To say I was like a kid in a candy shop would be an understatement! People probably thought I was crazy. I decided to make my own fondant instead of buying the prepackaged kind and I am glad I did. It was really easy to make and work with. The hardest part was adding the coloring...I will post that recipe later with tips and tricks! I want to work with it a little more before I claim to be an expert. :)
For the fondant cake I used a mascapone frosting under the fondant and between layers which was to
die for! That recipe is coming soon, I promise! The second time around I adjusted the cloud frosting by adding chocolate and malt and it is oh so scrumptious!
This cake can drip a little in the oven out of the cake pans so cover the bottom of your spring form pans in foil if you don't want any dripping down into your oven.
The cake has pero or postum in it but is totally optional. The original recipe called for espresso powder but I opted for pero since I am a non coffee drinker. The cake doesn't have a pero or coffee taste to it but it adds a depth to the cake that I love! I also added pero to the frosting which you could taste a little more the second day along with malt and cocoa. Sooo good.
Both the cake and the frosting are versatile. Like I mentioned earlier the cake was great with the mascopone frosting and I bet a salted caramel frosting would be divine! The frosting would be great with a malt cake or even vanilla. mmmm....go make this already! Please ignore my paper plate....I am still working on the picture department over here. :)
No Fail Chocolate Cake