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Chocolate cake filling/topping?

Postby slimpersoninside » March 29th, 2018, 6:59 pm

I'm planning to make a chocolate cake for Easter and would be grateful for some help with filling/topping. I'm thinking chocolate fudge or maybe chocolate butter cream but, not being a huge fan of chocolate cakes, I don't really know much about suitable fillings. Any suggestions and recipes?

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Re: Chocolate cake filling/topping?

Postby Suelle » March 29th, 2018, 7:38 pm

I like this fudgy chocolate frosting from Mary Berry. This amount should fill and top an 8" cake:

Melt 175g plain chocolate with 30g butter, in a bowl over simmering water. Remove from heat and beat in 2 tablespoons golden syrup and 3 tablespoons milk.

Mary Berry spreads this while it is still warm, as a glaze, but I like to wait until it is cool enough to its shape, then use it as you would buttercream. You can also whisk it when cold, to make it a little lighter.

If you like marzipan, a good filling for a chocolate cake is to spread the bottom layer with apricot jam, then add a thick round of marzipan, then some of the above chocolate fudge filling. On the first day the marzipan and jam are separate, but the three layers of filling gradually meld into one over the next couple of days.

As an Easter cake, you could add the 11 marzipan balls of a Simnel cake to the topping.
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Re: Chocolate cake filling/topping?

Postby slimpersoninside » March 29th, 2018, 8:27 pm

Thanks Suelle.

We'll have to give the marzipan a miss as there is a nut intolerence in the family, shame as it sounds a lovely idea.
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Re: Chocolate cake filling/topping?

Postby Prettykiwicrazy » March 30th, 2018, 9:54 am

The middle spread with black cherry jam and filled with whipped cream, kind of a Black Forest twist?
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Re: Chocolate cake filling/topping?

Postby Seatallan » March 30th, 2018, 11:38 am

Prettykiwicrazy wrote:The middle spread with black cherry jam and filled with whipped cream, kind of a Black Forest twist?


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Re: Chocolate cake filling/topping?

Postby slimpersoninside » March 30th, 2018, 12:55 pm

Prettykiwicrazy wrote:The middle spread with black cherry jam and filled with whipped cream, kind of a Black Forest twist?


What a good idea. I'm making this cake with my daughter in mind, she likes Black Forest so, as she's visiting over the weekend, it's got the makings of a plan.

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Re: Chocolate cake filling/topping?

Postby aero280 » March 30th, 2018, 1:33 pm

The Mary Berry topping is similar to the one I've used, but mine uses double cream instead of butter...
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