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What to fill a chocolate cake with??

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What to fill a chocolate cake with??

Ela0427 | Jul 10, 2007 08:50 AM

Hi fellow CH's. This week I will attempt to bake a decadent chocolate cake for my sister's 40 th birthday. She likes dark chocolate only..so my design thus far is a dark chocolate cake covered in ganache and filled with??? Her husband suggested strawberries but I do not know whether to use fresh or jam. Also i was thinking of a chocolate mousse/frosting in the middle AND strawberries. does anyone have a great idea???? i thought that using the ganache in the middle would be way to heavy and maybe too decadent..thus a lighter filling with some fruit. I cannot use any nuts.
also...if anyone has a foolproof recipe for a dark chocolate cake I would greatly appreciate it. So far I was planning to use the recipe in Cook's illustrated. thank you!!!!

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