Dark chocolate cake layers with a hint of orange zest, covered with a chocolate orange ganache.
I’m sorry it’s taken me ALL week to get this recipe on here! The last few days were a bit crazy with work travel, family in town, and getting demos ready for an appearance on Fox 13’s The Place, a local lifestyle show here in Salt Lake City. I always love going on the show and making cake with Brooke and Brittany. For the show last week, we talked about some of my favorite cake flavors for Christmas, as well as several different cake decorating ideas for the holidays.
During the show, we also talked about a few simple and cute Christmas cake decorating ideas, like this peppermint explosion cake, using crushed candy canes, small candy canes and large candy canes. So easy! So festive!
Another easy, but kind of messy decorating idea, are these green trees, made with green melting candy, shredded wheat cereal, ice cream cones, and silver sprinkles. Just melt the green chocolates and mix them with the shredded wheat. As the chocolate cools a little, you can start molding the mixture onto the ice cream cones. (This is where it gets messy). After you get the trees formed, just sprinkle with the silver sprinkles and let set completely.
Flaked coconut also makes a great snowy ground cover!