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Chocolate Ganache Cake for Mother’s Day

If your mother lives nearby, why not bake her a cake for Mother’s day?  It’s a simple gift that is beautiful, everyone will enjoy, and is easy to make… it begins with a boxed cake mix!

Chocolate Ganache Cake with Strawberries

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By Tamara Berg Serves: 8
Prep Time: 1 hour Cooking Time: 1 hour Total Time: 2 hours

If your mother lives nearby, why not bake her a cake for Mother's day?  It's a simple gift that is beautiful, everyone will enjoy, and is easy to make... it begins with a boxed cake mix!

Ingredients

  • 1 boxed chocolate cake mix (see package for additional ingredients.  Usually oil, water and eggs)
  • 1 Tbs. Instant espresso
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 Tbs. liqueur, (optional)

Instructions

1

Prepare cake mix according to instructions on box.  Add espresso powder and cinnamon to water before mixing.  Bake and cool.

2

Place chocolate in a heat-safe glass bowl (pyrex).

3

Heat cream in a pan on medium-high on the stove until it begins to boil.  Pour hot milk over the chocolate, and stir carefully until smooth and glossy and silky.  Add liqueur.

4

Let ganache cool and pour over cake.  The longer you let it cool, the thicker the glaze, so I let mine cool for at least ten minutes.

5

To make Strawberry Decoration:

6

Slice strawberries 1/4" thick and arrange in concentric circles to form a rose design.

7

Refrigerate before serving.  Enjoy, and happy Mother's day... or any day!

Notes

See photos below for info on how to arrange the strawberries to give the cake a rose-like look. It's really easy!

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Slice strawberries 1/4″ thick and arrange in concentric circles to form a rose design.

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Refrigerate before serving.  Enjoy, and happy Mother’s day… or any day!

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