For a perfectly smooth frosting finish, pour a thin layer of ganache on top of the cake, reserving at least half. For a perfectly smooth frosting finish pour ganache on in two layers, refrigerating for 5 minutes in between. Mix together with a large whisk until nearly smooth. This recipe was initially inspired by Bon Appetit’s ding dong cake, which uses a homemade salted caramel sauce mixed with bittersweet chocolate. Slowly add the hot cream to the chocolate chip bowl. The cake stayed moist for days – in fact, these photos were taken a full two days after the cake was made! Check out the recipes page to see the full list so far. Does Ding Dong Cake Have to Be Refrigerated? At this point the mixture will be runny, so it needs time to cool and thicken. Crack two eggs into a small bowl and beat for a few seconds with a fork to break them up. It should be the consistency of whipped cream. Bake according the time and temperature listed for layer cake. During this time prepare and cool ganache. 16 slice or 30 one-inch square pieces. That caramel sauce uses a fair amount of fresh cream but this one uses quite a bit of … Beating the filling for a long time makes is fluffier and removes any potential graininess from the sugar. Tuck strips of parchment or wax paper under the cake edges to "catch" drips and excess ganache. If not serving within 6 hours, refrigerate cake. Mixture will become very thick. Salted Chocolate Ganache. Ding Dong Cake may be made ahead and frozen whole or individual pieces. Using a stand mixer is easier since there is so much mixing involved, but either equipment works! Top with second cake layer, ganache, ganache … Below I go into more detail about each component, answer any potential questions, and describe how the cake is assembled. Warm the heavy cream in a small saucepan until it starts to bubble around the edges and simmer gently. This is an unusual recipe, it took several trial runs and lot of experimenting to get a stable caramel ganache that is not prone to splitting. It is worth finding and using cake flour but if it’s just not available a substitute can be made by measuring out a cup of plain flour and removing 2 tablespoons of plain flour and adding back 2 tablespoons of cornflour. The cake does not need to be covered (unless you have a cake dome). Top the bottom layer with all the cream filling. Your email address will not be published. Making layered ding dong cake is a three part process. Chilled mud cake it can be levelled, carved and layered very easily. This recipe uses a two layer chocolate cake recipe made from scratch, but cake mix may be substituted. Stay tuned, I’ll let you know what I get up to! Best Ding Dong Cake recipe is a copycat hostess version with chocolate cake, fluffy cream filling, and chocolate ganache made from scratch or with cake mix! I originally had this recipe saved away for a second cookbook someday, […] The ganache will also need time to cool and thicken before pouring over the cake. Distribute cake batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans. We can’t get enough of this heavenly chocolate layer cake filled with a thick layer of fluffy vanilla cream filling. Learn how to make ding dong cake with a cake mix or from scratch with easy step-by-step instructions! The cornflour lowers the overall protein level and interrupts the formation of the gluten strands in the batter. The ganache recipe included is also a versatile filling … Allow time for ganache to cool and thicken for 20-30 minutes before pouring over cake. Whisk to combine or, using your paddle attachment on stand mixer, mix until combined. Refrigerate the cake for 5 minutes for the ganache to harden and solidify. Firm Ganache for covering or stacking tall layers110 Caramel milk syrup 450 white chocolate or good white compound chocolate1/3 – ½  tsp of course salt – to taste. Pour in about a quarter of the milk, while whisking fast to prevent the mix boiling over and to help knock some of the heat out, continue adding the milk in small additions, take it off the heat and continue adding and whisking until all the milk is incorporated. White chocolate mudcake with sour cr. A filling commonly used in whoopie pies, known as ermine frosting, has the familiar taste and texture of ding dongs. It is so easy to make and if you don't want to do all the fancy decorations, don't! Stir until completely smooth. 2 eggs)215g Cake Flour – (low protein, soft flour)1.5 tsp Baking powder¾ tsp of Table salt¾ tsp of natural Vanilla extract, Line an 8” cake tin on the bottom and sides with baking paper, spray with canola oil.Here’s a video showing how I line cake pans. Sprinkle caramel with large pinch of fleur de sel, then 1 tablespoon almonds. I’m not a big fan of regular old cake, but these are amazing! Allow the syrup to cool. Use straight from the pan or if it’s too set scrape into small bowl and heat in 3-5 second bursts, work it with a spatula until it has the consistency of peanut butter. Let the ganache sit for 20 – 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, before pouring over the assembled cake. Place the chocolate chips into a heat proof bowl. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Sift the flours together a few times. Freezing leftover cake pieces: Slice leftover cake and wrap individual pieces in plastic wrap. Measure the milk into a jug, so it’s easy to pour into the hot sugar.Add sugar to a heavy based pot, the pot needs to be just big enough for the sugar to cover the base in a ¼ cm thick layer. Cake photos are a dark caramel mud cake with salted caramel ganache filling covered in salted fondant. Pour the batter into two 9 inch layer pans and bake. Using cake flour allows a lot more mixing of the batter before it becomes tough, it also means that it actually needs close to two minutes of mixing to build a good structure. Its flavour and texture are versatile, allowing it to be made mixed with other fillings and toppings. Once a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, cool in the pans for 5 minutes. It tastes like you’ve hit the epic cake jackpot! Turn cakes onto wire rack to cool completely. First make and cool homemade chocolate cake layers or cake mix layers.