Daily Archives: January 11, 2013

cherry chip cake

For F’s half birthday on Wednesday I decided to make the Cherry Chip Cake with Cherry Buttercream Icing from my new Vintage Cakes cookbook.  E and I bought the ingredients on Saturday and then the two of us put it together Tuesday night.  Baking with E is the best because she happens to like all of those steps that tend to bog things down a bit when there’s just one person in the kitchen. Like cutting a couple of pounds of butter into 1/4″ squares.  Those kind of tasks.
She’s also an excellent ganache maker.  And taster.
Here’s the scoop – three layers of cherry chip cake, with a layer of chocolate ganache and then cherry buttercream between each cake layer.  The recipe itself didn’t take too long to put together – even with three parts – cake, chocolate, icing.  But the layering did take awhile because each component had to sit in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to set before the next step. 
Completely worth it though.  Completely.