I was looking for a frosting recipe that didn't have any confectioner's sugar (since I didn't have any in the house and didn't have money to buy any) to top off my son's birthday cake. The Ganache frosting is AMAZING! Just used it on a plain brownie mix to make a brownie "cake" and it was a HUGE hit. Also was nice and lower sugar for my diabetic dad. I will be using this frosting recipe over and over. Next time I'll try making the cake too!
I thought I had saved the best for last of recipes made for Comfort Cafe Summer 2009, and I was right! Truly a decadent, delicious, and delightful cake. And might I add, deserving of 5*stars! For the ganache, I used Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate. Seemed destined for this cake. And, you are right, you have to work quickly with the praline. A thing of beauty. Thnx so very much for posting this recipe, Realtor!
Bless your heart, sugah, for this lovely recipe that I'm now proclaiming a family heirloom. Yes ma'am, this cake was born to be an upper class, Southern Belle. Made for Everyday is a Holiday.