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Chocolate Cake: Frequently Asked Questions

What is in the chocolate sponge cake?

The cake is made from a chocolate Genoese sponge recipe which gives a light and moist eating texture. Each cake contains three layers of chocolate sponge, with two layers of chocolate butter cream filling sandwiched between. The cake is then covered with

Will my chocolate cake melt?

Chocolate doesn’t melt until it reaches 37°C, so chocolate covered cakes are unlikely to melt unless the room in which it is displayed is exceptionally hot, such as a marquee without airconditioning on a very hot afternoon. In this situation we advise storing the cake in a refrigerated van until it is required.

What cake flavours are there? (fruit cake, chocolate cake, etc.)

Our birthday cakes can be chocolate fudge cake or vanilla cake. We also make a devine white chocolate mud cake for which you pay an additional R50.

How can I get a moister chocolate cake?

Add ricotta or mascarpone in place of sour cream in your scratch recipes. Also, we have found that using oil rather than butter in chocolate layer cakes produces a moister cake.

Can I have other cake, such as chocolate cake ?

Yes. The vast majority of our cakes include a mixture of tiers. Often a three-tier cake will have Rich fruit Cake, sponge and chocolate sponge cake.

How to get a rich dark brown color in chocolate cake or cookie?

Add baking soda in the flour when preparing batter for chocolate cake or cookie. Baking soda raises the pH of cocoa and helps the cake reach that rich chocolaty color.

How can I submit products for Chocolate Cake Club consideration?

We are always interested in seeing new products at Chocolatecakeclub.com, or having customer recommendations! For suggestions and recommendations please email: sales@chocolatecakeclub.com with Product Submission in the subject line. If you would like to send samples, please send them to the address below. We are happy to send your samples back to you, if you provide pre-paid packaging at the time you sent them in to us. We regret that we cannot pay for the shipping charges to return them to you. ...

How much notice do you need for my chocolate cake?

We usually need a minimum of two weeks, but if you're in a rush it's worth asking what we can do at shorter notice. However the sooner you book your Sweet As chocolate cake the better. We have taken orders for chocolate wedding cakes up to a year in advance – we know how long weddings take to organise – so the sooner you contact us, the better!

What frosting ideas do you have to use on the Double Chocolate Cake?

Melt together 2 tablespoons butter and 2 squares baking chocolate. Blend in 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 3-4 tablespoons of milk or water. Beat until smooth, glossy, and thick enough to spread. If frosting is too thin, add a bit more sugar. If too thick, add a bit more liquid. 2) Non Dairy Frosting without powdered sugar: Melt 2 parts carob chipcs (for chocolate) and mix with one part peanut butter. Stir in a bit of vanilla and cool till spreading consistency is reached.

How do I know when the chocolate cake is already done?

When the sides of the cake shrink away slightly from the pan and a toothpick inserted in or near the center of the cake comes out clean. If it does not come out clean the cake is not done.

If I have a chocolate cake during the summer is it in danger of melting?

My delivery vehicle is air-conditioned so the cake will be kept cool during transportation. I will always set up the cake where direct sunlight cannot fall on it and ask whoever is in charge of the catering to ensure that no sunlight will fall on it as the day progresses. If the reception is in a marquee I would recommend that the cake is set up no more than 30 minutes before the reception starts.

Chocolate or Yellow Cake?

We like them both, but when you make either, they have to have the opposite icing on to make them perfect.

Chocolate or vanilla cake?

Chocolate with chocolate chips, chocolate frosting, chocolate sprinkles, a little chocolate sauce drizzled on top, some chocolate shavings, and maybe a little whipped cream. Hmm, come to think of it, that describes my favorite lingerie too.

Are your charms customizable? If I’d like the chocolate cake to be strawberry and whipped cream, would that be possible?

All of my treats are customizable. Just send me a message and I’ll try to make your wish come true :)

I really love chocolate and especially chocolate cake. Can I still have chocolate cake on the Food Monster program?

Yes. You can eat chocolate, chocolate cake, cookies, pies and ice cream or any specific foods you want (as long as it is okay with your doctor! ) The Food Monster is a permanent weight loss program which does not utilize diet or exercise, therefore it does not recommend particular foods nor does it restrict particular foods.

If I choose a chocolate wedding cake will it melt in the summer?

No, as long as the cake is protected from direct sunlight there should not be a problem. About the ingredients...

I want to make a chocolate cake but do not feel able to make some chocolate roses. Can I buy these ready made and if so, is there a choice?

Chocolate cakes are always popular especially as there is now a wide choice of readymade chocolate decorations. Chocolate roses, which can be purchased in different sizes, are available in dark, milk and white. The white roses can be over dusted with edible food dusting powders. Also available are chocolate curls and chocolate cigarellos, making the decoration of a chocolate cake as easy as pie!

I've seen a picture of a chocolate cake that I like somewhere else; can you make it?

Yes, all our chocolate cakes are bespoke, so we can look at your design and bring our expertise to bear on it, even if you just have a rough idea of what you'd like. We're always looking at new ideas and trends and our cakes can be made in milk, dark or white chocolate and we will work closely with you to blend with your colour scheme and come up with a chocolate cake you will love – think the chocolate wedding cake of your dreams. .

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Can you deliver our chocolate wedding cake?

Yes, we deliver to Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford Upon Avon, Coventry, Kenilworth and some Warwickshire, Cotswold and Birmingham areas.We will deliver and set the cake up at your venue, too. Will my chocolate wedding cake melt in hot weather? No, chocolate cakes can withold quite high temperatures. It needs to be kept away from direct sunlight or radiators, but when we set the cake up for you we will make sure it's in the correct position.

Can the milk chocolate rose cake have white roses and vice versa?

All products are sold as shown in the individual product details and no changes can be made.

What other type of dessert can I enjoy with the delicious tasting Chocolate Mud cake?

The Chocolate Mud cake is a full-flavored cake alone, but to enhance its already potent taste you may serve it with a spoon of vanilla ice cream.

I RECENTLY MADE THE DECADENT WHITE CHOCOLATE CAKE AND FOUND THE GANACHE VERY THIN. SINCE THERE ARE ONLY TWO INGREDIENTS IN THE GANACHE, WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?

The ganache will be thin before it hardens. Place your cake on a cooking rack with something underneath to catch the extra ganache. Pour the ganache over the cake, letting the remainder drip down the sides. Then transfer the cake to a plate and refrigerate until the ganache sets, like the exterior of a chocolate candy. Additionally, make sure the white chocolate you're using is a high quality chocolate. Most white chocolates today are made from oil and sugar. ...

I HAVE HEARD SUZANNE TALK ABOUT A FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE, BUT I CAN'T SEEM TO FIND THE RECIPE. IS IT IN THE NEW COOKBOOK?

There are two almost flourless chocolate cakes, one called the Decadent Chocolate Cake in Eat Great, Lose Weight, and another called “Molten Chocolate Cakes” in Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away.

I have a recipe for German Chocolate Raisin Cake that calls for 22 ounces of raisin pie filling. Where can I buy it?

Inquiries of the California raisin industry and several national grocery and foodservice distributors did not find anyone who processes or retails a pie filling containing raisins. Look for a restaurant or bakery that sells whole pies and ask them to provide you with just the filling. Assuming that the raisin pie filling goes between the layers of the German Chocolate Raisin Cake and before it is frosted, raisin pie filling is very easy to make from scratch. ...

I had a problem with the Chocolate Ganache Cake. What should I do?

The cake is not supposed to be liquid in the center. You want to bake it until a toothpick stuck in the center of the cake just comes out clean. First check your oven temperature with an oven thermometer from the hardware store. If that's not the problem, bake the cake in a 9-inch rather than an 8-inch pan and it should work for you. When I made the Brisket, the plastic melted. What should I do? We've been cooking the brisket that way for decades and never had a problem. ...

I RECENTLY MADE THE DECADENT WHITE CHOCOLATE CAKE AND FOUND THE GANACHE VERY THIN. SINCE THERE ARE ONLY 2 INGREDIENTS IN THE GANACHE, WHAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM?

The ganache will be thin before it hardens. Place your cake on a cooking rack with something underneath to catch the extra ganache. Pour the ganache over the cake, letting the remainder drip down the sides. Then transfer the cake to a plate and refrigerate until the ganache sets, like the exterior of a chocolate candy. Additionally, make sure the white chocolate you're using is a high quality chocolate. Most white chocolates today are made from oil and sugar. ...
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