When several family members began to ask me what I wanted for my birthday cake, and after thinking about how long it had been since I had made my favorite cake, I told them that I wanted to make a Tuxedo cake. The recipe is in one of my fav recipe books called The Pastry Queen, given to me by a dear friend years ago. So finally today I made it! Because it is a 3 layer cake, it would last Randy and I probably until we go into a nursing home before we could eat it all! It is one of those cakes that needs to be made when you have a lot of friends/family around to help you eat it. And trust me, when they have a slice, it will not last long. It is made with two layers of chocolate cake and one layer of vanilla cake wedged between the chocolate layers! Chocolate frosting adorns (doesn’t that make it sound so fancy when you use that word?) between the 3 layers and then, frost the entire cake with buttercream frosting….but wait….your still not through! A layer of chocolate ganache, made from heavy whipping cream and semi sweet chocolate chips is poured over the top! And there you have it! A beautiful Tuxedo cake! Today I just used Duncan Hines chocolate fudge cake mix and a DH white cake mix! Used my fav chocolate buttercream for the inside and a white frosting for the outside. The ganache is 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 heavy whipping cream, 1 teas vanilla!
Ganache: heat the creme until it bubbles around the sides in a heavy saucepan. Pour over the chocolate chips and stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in vanilla. When ganache is no longer warm pour over the top of frosted cake!
Recipes for frosting are in blog in search bar, type in Tuxedo cake on Chocolatecastles.com.