Chocolate 05 Tomato Cake with Mystery Ganache (page 87) – the perfect slice

have you heard from me that ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: Chocolate Tomato Cake with Mystery Ganache (page 87) is the best chocolate butter cake that i’ve ever tasted? it is moist, has a wonderful texture, and the color is deep dark from the caramelization of the tomato.

you must -not- reveal tomato soup as one of the ingredients. few bakers have objected to this recipe; indeed several people have rated the cake as not their favorite. for me it worked well, very well, very very very well!!! what i love best is the tomato adding extra dimension to chocolate, a bit of sweetness, a bit of tartness, shine and depth in color. tomato also adds moistness and shelf-life qualities.

the success of my experience may be due to these two additional factors:

1- i normally use green & blacks cocoa. this cocoa has an excellent flavor, color, and lacks any burnt taste that is characteristic on many cocoas. however, for the chocolate tomato cake, i used cacao barry cocoa, which does have a slight burnt taste. most certainly, the tomato changed the burntness into heaven!

2- i also used a few drops of la cuisine chocolate arome!

2 thoughts on “Chocolate 05 Tomato Cake with Mystery Ganache (page 87) – the perfect slice

    • j, mines turned out as u sense it. moist and rich but never clogging or oily, dense yet tender! I am taking cupcakes this week and using home made ‘tomato soup concentrate’

      i would describe the cake as a traditional chocolate butter cake enriches with molasses.

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