Erin, it is absolutely yummy! I made it this evening and it has turned out SO GOOD. Thanks for this recipe. Will make it again for sure.
This cake was awesome! Added the juice of half an orange and some orange zest, which gave it a subtle but delicious orange flavour...also added 1 1/2 tea spoons of vanilla extract, but not sure it made much difference. Cooked it at a lower temp for about 45mins. Was baked in an 8 inch round tin and came out beautifully. Ganache was great and really made the cake.
This was very good, I found the ganache a little to bitter so i added about 1 cup of white sugar. It made the ganache so shiny, very simple to put together. Thanks for posting.
I made this cake for my daughter's 14th birthday. We omitted the almonds. It turned out great and was not nearly as hard to make as I thought.