Chocolate-Gingerbread-Toffee Cake

  • MelissaIngram Posted: 12/12/11
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    Is this cake served chilled? It says once the cake is put together without the whipped cream frosting to chill. Then, whip the cream and frost cake. Nothing about letting the cake come to room temperature first. Anyone know?

  • obxgoer Posted: 12/06/11
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    Delicious. I did line my pans with parchment to make the cakes release easier. The fresh ginger in the whipped cream was heavenly. Don't skimp on this part! Definitely worth the calorie splurge:)

  • Honeebee2 Posted: 12/13/11
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    At first I thought, no way all of these flavors would work together. I do not mind admitting I was wrong. Fabulous! Wish I had lined the pans with parchment paper for easier removal, mine broke apart but was easy to put together while warm. Plus we got to scrape the pan for a pre-taste. The ginger whipped cream made it! The chocolate ganche with the toffee - oh my gosh! I made the cake Sunday night and kept it in the fridge. Monday night made the chocolate ganache and put the cake together, stored it in the fridge (made it easy to put the whipped cream on it). Made the ginger whipped cream and as directed chilled it over night. Frosted the cake this morning and my roommate took it to his office. They loved it, already demanding another cake. Thank you!

  • ASimpleMother Posted: 01/04/12
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    I made this cake for our Christmas Eve Celebration and it received great reviews. Although there are several steps to the cake, it is really easy to make. Instead of making the snowflake gingerbread cookies, I decorated gingersnaps, the cranberries and mint for decoration.

  • Deb393 Posted: 12/24/11
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    This cake was so much fun to make. It does require reading all recipes thoroughly and planning ahead but for me, that's part of the fun! The result was a beautiful holiday cake that my family has requested for next year - and for birthdays, etc. I am glad I used the parchment paper. The whipped cream was delightful and the star of the cake. The next time I make this cake I will use less of the silky ganache and toffee bits because I want the gingerbread to be more prominent. I think I could get by with just half of the ganache recipe. Definitely worth the effort and worth five stars!

  • Arcangela Posted: 12/09/11
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    Amazing cake. Got tons of compliments on it.

  • LeQuetta Posted: 12/11/12
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    I made this cake last year and it was really tasteful, however i would like to try a different icing this year any suggestions?

  • harthad Posted: 01/17/13
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    Made this cake for Christmas. It was a hit, but I really wish I had read the reviews that mention lining the cake pans with parchment paper! The cake is extremely sticky (and also so delicious that you could just eat it plain). One modification: I added unflavored gelatin to the whipped cream frosting to keep it from separating. If I were to make the cake again, I think I would not use packaged toffee chips. I would buy some actual toffee and smash it up; the difference in flavor would be worth it.

  • EmilyB456 Posted: 12/16/12
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    This is a moist, yummy cake. I never thought the flavors would go together, and when I told my in-laws this is what I was bringing for our Christmas dinner, their usual response was, "oh..." But it works! And well! This cake sticks like crazy to the bottom of the pan, so I'd definitely recommend lining pans with parchment paper so you don't end up having to make this recipe twice like I did. The ganache and toffee bits are delicious with the cake, and the ginger whipped cream is the perfect frosting. I made the cake a week ahead of time and froze it, then assembled it a day ahead and frosted it the day of the party, and that worked quite well. It would have been five stars if it wasn't such a pain to put together, and if it didn't stick so much! Flavor is five stars, though. And Southern Living, what is with all the separate pages for one recipe? I'd like the whipped cream and ganace recipes on THIS page, WITH the cake, thank you.


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