Chocolate Genoise Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

11 Feb

February 11th, 2012
Happy Birthday, Herman! It was actually on February 8th, but we had a celebration dinner with friends on February 7th. Instead of going out to buy one of his favorite types of sponge cake from the Asian bakeries I decided to make his birthday cake.  I went with a chocolate genoise, which is a lighter, airier cake.  It was soaked with a subtle rum flavored syrup, filled with chocolate ganache and frosted with chocolate buttercream. On top of that I drizzled the entire cake with melted white and dark chocolate. Yes, it was a choco-a-holic type of cake!

Chocolate Genoise Cake

Filled with Chocolate Ganache

Frosted with Chocolate Buttercream

Drizzled with melted chocolate

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