Silky Ganache is spread between each layer of decadent Chocolate-Gingerbread Toffee Cake.

Lynn Brown; Centennial, Colorado
Recipe by Southern Living December 2011

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Yield:
2 3/4 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pour water to depth of 1 inch into bottom of a double boiler over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer; place chocolate and salt in top of double boiler over simmering water. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until melted. Add sweetened condensed milk; cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until blended and smooth. Remove from heat; add butter and vanilla, and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until smooth. Let cool to room temperature (about 45 minutes). Transfer to a bowl. Gradually add cream to chocolate mixture, and beat with an electric mixer at high speed 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth and the consistency of a thick buttercream frosting. Use immediately.

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Chef's Notes

For best results, use premium chocolate morsels. We tested with Ghirardelli Chocolate Premium Semi-Sweet Baking Chips.

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