Rose's Heavenly Cakes, page 17: White Velvet Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache
I realised that the white velvet cake recipe is the same recipe on page 298, ie white velvet butter cupcakes. So I decided to bake cupcakes instead of layer cake (no baking mood). I figured that cupcakes bake faster in the oven and i don't have to cut the round parchment etc. Since the beginning of the new year, I have been feeling extremely tired because i have to get up early to get my son ready for school in the morning. Age is certainly catching up I have to say...
I searched my entire pantry and i don't have a single milk chocolate bar!?! Only 60% and 99% bitter chocolate.. So in my desperation (or shall i say laziness..because now that there is a huge shopping centre near my neighborhood within 10mins walk and a 24hr supermart....ok..maybe one of my major distraction for not baking too..i've been shopping all the time.....lol!), I decided to mix 70% chocolate bar with milk chocolate. I can't remember what was ratio used as i just eye-balled it. Turned out quite good..maybe it's still a bit dark but just the way i like it. :p
Didn't frost the cupcakes with lots of ganache. Just dipped the cupcakes when the ganache is still 'watery' and gave it a thin coat on top. My husband doesn't like too much frosting on cupcakes.
VERDICT: Totally yummylicious! I love the "whiteness" of the cake. So pretty! Cake texture is soo soft with such delicate crumbs. I love it. Very moist too. Everyone enjoyed it! And did i mention i totally adore how white the cake is? Definitely will be in my baking repertoire.