Friday, June 1, 2012

Golden Vanilla Cake with Raspberries and Nutella Ganache


Our 11th wedding anniversary was May 26th, so needless to say we didn't celebrate on that day, due to my Dad's Memorial service and house guests.  We had our anniversary celebration during the week, and it was Berry Happy.  (I couldn't resist the pun:)

I had some of the Golden Vanilla Cake from King Arthur Flour,  leftover from when I made Cake Pops, awhile ago, so I knew that I wanted a little cake, not cupcakes. The Golden Vanilla cake baked up very high in the pan, when I made it.  I don't know about other bakers, but I have a variety of unfrosted basic cupcakes and and pieces of cake in the freezer, so I can  serve cupcakes or cakes when needed.

For the cake above, I cut two 4" layers out of an 9x9 piece of cake from the freezer. I used the removeable bottom from my mini tart pan as a template.  I put one of the layers on a plate, and spread Raspberry fruit Spread from Costco over the bottom layer.( I may have gotten carried away with the fruit spread:) You can also spread the layers with liqueur, before spreading fruit spread.  Then I carefully placed  the second layer on top of the first one. To top the top layer I made Nutella Ganache and spread it over the top, and let it artfully drip down the sides. Garnish with fresh raspberries, or your favorite fruit.  Raspberries and ganache were made to go together. There you have the perfect little Anniversary cake! The cake was so good, with the moist vanilla cake, raspberry fruit spread, ganache, and fresh raspberries, so rich and decadent  The wine in the glass is my favorite Moscato D'Asti wine, Villa Alena, from Trader Joe's, of course.


Nutella Ganache

5 oz bittersweet chocolate or dark chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 c heavy cream or half and half
3 Tbsp. Nutella

Bring cream in medium saucepan over medium heat to a boil.  Remove cream from heat. Stir in chocolate until melted.  Fold in Nutella.  Let ganache cool, stirring occasionally  Enjoy!  Refrigerate leftovers, if there are any.

12 comments:

  1. Hi sweet friend! What a beauty! I wish I had a slice of that cake for breakfast! Thank you for making my Friday morning even sweeter. I hope you are having a wonderful day. And I hope your weekend is even better!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Monet,

      This cake recipe is so good, and then add raspberry jam, and Nutella Ganache, and you have a party or anniversary in this case.

      Have a great weekend!

      Delete
  2. Oh, Becky, that looks heavenly. I love vanilla, especially in cake and I love berries. What a perfect anniversary celebration cake! (We'll be celebrating 11 years this year too!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Christiane,
      This is a wonderful non-chocolate cake recipe that you would love with the berries, minus the ganache. Congratulations on your upcoming 11th Anniversary!

      Delete
  3. Happy Anniversary... what a magnificient looking special cake ... just like both of you! So sorry about dad... he is smiling down at your wanting you to enjoy your life... love each other its a rare find.. enjoy many more years... xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Claudia,
      Thank you for the Anniversary wishes. Scott and I are lucky to have found each other. We try to make everyday count and special.

      Delete
  4. Happy Anniversary, Becky! What a stunning cake to celebrate marriage!Love it!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sandra, Thank you for the Anniversary wishes. The cake was a nice way to celebrate our marriage.

      Delete
  5. There can NEVER be too much jam, Becky! Or Nutella ganache...
    Happiest of anniversary to you, sweet friend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wendy,
      Thank you for the anniversary wishes. You can never have too much jam or Nutella ganache, unless you are going to take a picture:)

      Delete
  6. Happy Anniversary, Becky! Your cake is superb, elegant and amazingly delicious with the Nutella ganache. So nice of you to make that for your own anniversary!
    Beautifully decorated, as well!
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Happy Anniversary!! This looks so beautiful hope you had a wonderful time!

    ReplyDelete

Print friendly