Watch Cooking Channel

A Birthday Cake Masterpiece

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Orange-spiked Chocolate Truffle Cake is a weekend project worthy of life's most special occasions. Happy birthday Cooking Channel!

Sarabeth's Bakery Cookbook

When I asked Sarabeth Levine, author of Sarabeth’s Bakery: From My Hands to Yours and our neighbor here in Chelsea Market, if she wanted to contribute a cake recipe to Devour in honor of Cooking Channel’s birthday, I pictured an everyday, quick and easy cake. What she delivered, her Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe, she describes as an “edible masterpiece,” and I have to agree.

As an ambitious baker (remember the croissants Sarabeth helped me tackle?), this recipe makes my heart skip a beat. It holds so much promise, uses techniques I never dreamed of and the final product is absolutely beautiful and professional-looking. This cake isn’t messing around – it’s a weekend project that will make an amazing dessert for a very special occasion. Like a birthday. . .

Here’s how Sarabeth makes what could be an ordinary cake, extraordinary:

  • Ditch the dome.
    Cakes baked in traditional cake pans have a domed top when baked, making them difficult to stack. Sarabeth bakes her layer cakes as one big cake using a standard 13×9-inch half-sheet pan lined with a silicone mat (these two pieces of baking equipment are invaluable for any kitchen, whether you’re making cakes, brownies or cookies). Then precise, flat-topped cake rounds are cut from the larger cake.
  • Construct it like a pro.
    This cake gets constructed inside an 8×3-inch metal cake ring (I’ve always wanted to use one of these!). You add layers of cake and filling, gently pushing down after each addition and chilling at the end, before removing the cake ring.
  • Layer on the flavor.
    As the cake is constructed Sarabeth adds layer after layer of flavor. The cake itself is orange-spiked, and it gets brushed with orange syrup, then layered with whipped dark chocolate ganache and finally, the cake itself is topped with a shiny chocolate glaze.

Now go get baking!

Catch up with Sarabeth Levine and get more of her amazing recipes on her blog, Goddess of Bakedom. And check out her cookbook, Sarabeth’s Bakery: From My Hands to Yours.

More on Cooking Channel’s Birthday:

Tags:

Comments (4581)

  1. rent photo booth posted 01/21/2013

    Great website…

    […]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[…]……

  2. OptionXP Scam posted 01/21/2013

    Sites we Like……

    […] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose […]……

  3. numerology posted 01/21/2013

    numerology…

  4. zwsoft posted 01/21/2013

    zwsoft…

    […]we came across a cool internet site that you simply could possibly delight in. Take a look in the event you want[…]…

  5. dieting posted 01/21/2013

    dieting…

    […]the time to study or pay a visit to the subject material or web sites we’ve linked to below the[…]…

  6. fuck my ass hole posted 01/21/2013

    fuck my ass hole…

    Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you’re just too wonderful. I really like what you have acquired here, really like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still ta…

  7. Title…

    […]please visit the web sites we comply with, such as this one particular, because it represents our picks from the web[…]…

  8. Bal der Bals posted 01/22/2013

    Bal der Bals…

    […]usually posts some pretty interesting stuff like this. If you?re new to this site[…]…

  9. atlanta seo company posted 01/22/2013

    Title…

    […]please pay a visit to the websites we comply with, like this 1, because it represents our picks through the web[…]…

  10. Raschig Ring posted 01/22/2013

    Raschig Ring…

    […]the time to study or check out the material or internet sites we have linked to beneath the[…]…

  11. best hdtv under $1000 posted 01/22/2013

    The Ships’s Voyages…

    I believe technology just causes it to be worse. Now there’s a channel to under no circumstances care, now there won’t be considered a possibility for them to find….

  12. smokeless cigarettes posted 01/22/2013

    The Slave of the Husband…

    Trying to get ahead to finding out excess from you afterward!……

  13. mango fruit posted 01/22/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    […]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[…]……

  14. Credit Repair posted 01/22/2013

    Superb website…

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[…]……

  15. web testimonials posted 01/22/2013

    Sites we Like……

    […] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose […]……

  16. free poker posted 01/23/2013

    free poker…

    […]always a major fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but really don’t get a lot of link enjoy from[…]…

  17. probleme assurance auto posted 01/23/2013

    probleme assurance auto…

    […]please take a look at the websites we adhere to, including this one, as it represents our picks through the web[…]…

  18. Treasureair posted 01/23/2013

    Websites worth visiting…

    […]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[…]……

  19. visit this site posted 01/23/2013

    visit this site…

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]…

  20. Title…

    […]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[…]…

  21. Seattle Garage Doors Torsion Springs…

    I really believe that a foreclosure can have a significant effect on the debtor’s life. Foreclosures can have a 6 to 10 years negative relation to a debtor’s credit report. Any borrower who’s applied for a home loan or virtually any loans for exampl…

  22. swissdent posted 01/23/2013

    Title…

    […]Here are a number of the web sites we advocate for our visitors[…]…

  23. christian louboutin posted 01/23/2013

    christian louboutin…

    […]Here are some of the web sites we advocate for our visitors[…]…

  24. автозапчасти на chery tiggo…

    […]one of our guests not long ago advised the following website[…]…

  25. london theater tickets posted 01/23/2013

    Superb website…

    […]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[…]……

  26. knee pads posted 01/23/2013

    knee pads…

    Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have developed some nice practices and we are looking to swap techniques with other folks, please shoot me an e-mail if interested….

  27. click the following document posted 01/23/2013

    click the following document…

    Thanks for your post. What I want to comment on is that when searching for a good online electronics go shopping, look for a web-site with entire information on critical indicators such as the privacy statement, safety measures details, payment guideli…

  28. 2013 bikini modelleri posted 01/23/2013

    2013 bikini modelleri…

    […]one of our guests just lately recommended the following website[…]…

  29. great business ideas posted 01/24/2013

    great business ideas…

    […]please go to the web pages we adhere to, which includes this 1, because it represents our picks from the web[…]…

  30. Duct Cleaning Company Tampa posted 01/24/2013

    Duct Cleaning…

    Call Now For Service…

  31. appliance repair houston posted 01/24/2013

    Appliance Repair Houston…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless actually really worth taking a look, whoa did one find out about Mid East has got far more problerms at the same time […]…

  32. network marketing products posted 01/24/2013

    network marketing products…

    […]that could be the finish of this write-up. Right here you will find some web pages that we assume you will enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[…]…

  33. yeast infection no more review posted 01/24/2013

    yeast infection no more review…

    […]one of our visitors not long ago recommended the following website[…]…

  34. sleeping with sirens t-shirts posted 01/24/2013

    Related……

    […]just beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[…]……

  35. short term loans posted 01/24/2013

    short term loans…

    I’m extremely inspired with your writing talents as neatly as with the layout to your blog. Is that this a paid subject or did you customize it your self? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is uncommon to look a nice blog like this one th…

  36. opzioni binarie posted 01/24/2013

    opzioni binarie…

    You made some nice points there. I looked on the internet for the subject matter and found most individuals will consent with your blog….

  37. gamme posted 01/24/2013

    Check this out…

    […] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[…]……

  38. dance clubs in houston posted 01/24/2013

    dance clubs in houston…

    […]that will be the end of this write-up. Here you?ll discover some sites that we consider you will appreciate, just click the links over[…]…

  39. sbobet posted 01/24/2013

    Websites worth visiting…

    […]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[…]……

  40. buy acne no more posted 01/24/2013

    buy acne no more…

    […]please pay a visit to the web-sites we comply with, which includes this 1, as it represents our picks in the web[…]…

  41. […]we {like to|prefer to} honor {many|numerous|several|a lot of|quite a few|lots of} other {internet|web|world wide web|net|world-wide-web|online} {sites|websites|web sites|internet sites|web-sites|web pages} {on the|around the} {web|internet|net},…

    […]Here are a few of the sites we advise for our visitors[…]…

  42. webdesign posted 01/24/2013

    Online Article……

    […]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available […]……

  43. Cheap deals posted 01/24/2013

    Websites worth visiting…

    […]here are some links to sites that we link to because we think they are worth visiting[…]……

  44. Anonymous posted 01/25/2013

    […]Here is a great Weblog You might Obtain Intriguing that we Encourage You[…]…

  45. locksmith training courses posted 01/25/2013

    locksmith training courses…

    […]Here are several of the websites we recommend for our visitors[…]…

  46. Rakuten.co.id Toko online murah…

    […]the time to read or stop by the subject material or web-sites we have linked to beneath the[…]…

  47. EasyVideoSuite posted 01/25/2013

    Title…

    […]the time to read or take a look at the material or web pages we have linked to below the[…]…

  48. Seattle Pioneer Plumbing posted 01/25/2013

    Seattle Pioneer Plumbing…

    I’ve learned new things via your blog. One other thing I would really like to say is the fact newer laptop os’s are inclined to allow much more memory for use, but they as well demand more memory simply to run. If one’s computer can not handle more …

  49. fiver posted 01/25/2013

    Title…

    […]one of our visitors a short while ago suggested the following website[…]…

  50. laundry detergents for sensitive skin…

    So sorry you may pass up the workshop!…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c