Strawberry Blackout Cake

27 Aug

My sister’s leaving for university in the next few days so a going away/early birthday cake was needed.

It was simply a variation on the Raspberry Blackout Cake from Vegan with a Vengeance.  It was delicious!  I decorated it with fresh strawberries (no pic of the cake with the berries because the lighting was horrible last night) and filled it with strawberry jam.  This was actually my first experience with a ganache frosting and I was impressed.  It was so simple and the results were very pretty.

I’m going to miss you, sis!

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4 Responses to “Strawberry Blackout Cake”

  1. Celine August 27, 2007 at 3:22 pm #

    aw I’m sorry your sis is leaving! when do you get to see her next? you know getting to hang out together again is gonna be all the more precious!

  2. VeggieGirl August 27, 2007 at 7:44 pm #

    what a lovely, delicious gift to present to your sister, before she leaves for university!! this was your first time working with ganache?? I’m extremely impressed!! bravo!! :0)

  3. ashmacaroon August 28, 2007 at 7:46 am #

    Thank you, Celine! She’ll be back for Thanksgiving so it won’t be too long before we’re back together! We’re twins too so it makes all the more harder. This is the second year though we’ve separated so we’re more prepared this time around.

    Thanks for the kind words, VeggieGirl!

  4. Mihl August 28, 2007 at 10:56 am #

    I am sorry your sister is leaving. But she will always be back for more cake! I love the blackout cake, it’s so versatile. Yours looks pretty yummy.

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