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Chocolate cake by Alice Medrich

Chocolate cake by Alice Medrich

I confess,  I almost always use store bought cakes to decorate. I’m not a baker. One of my favorite cakes to decorate is Trader Joe’s Chocolate Ganache Torte.  This is truly a decadent chocolate cake, sporting a generous layer of rich chocolate mousse lathered between two moist chocolate cake layers, then finished with a semi -sweet chocolate ganache. It’s the perfect size and surface for adding decorations. in fact, this cake begs to be dressed up, it’s not very fancy right out of the box.

Trader Joe's Chocolate Ganache Torte

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Ganache Torte
begs to be dressed up

Decorate a store bought cake

Spiff it up with a chocolate bow or some chocolate flowers, and you have the perfect party cake in a jiffy. If you love chocolate cake, I guarantee you will love Trader Joe’s chocolate ganache torte! I have brought this cake to so many parties and everyone always raves about how delicious it is.  If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s, just find a plain cake at your supermarket or bakery to decorate.

Cakes decorated with chocolate transfer sheets

Cakes decorated with chocolate transfer sheets

Cake decorating with chocolate transfer sheets is also another easy way to quickly embellish a cake. This can be as simple as wrapping a cake with a festive transfer sheet, or adding some chocolate shards.

Beautiful chocolate ruffle cake by Alice Medrich

Learn how to make a beautiful chocolate ruffle cake in Alice Medrich’s  “Decadent Chocolate Cakes” online class

Learn how to make your own chocolate cake to decorate

If you like to bake, and would like to learn how to bake with chocolate, you might be interested in award-winning cookbook author Alice Medrich’s “Decadent Chocolate Cakes” online course, at Craftsy.com. In addition to showing how to make three different gourmet chocolate cakes, Alice also demonstrates a few chocolate decorating techniques such as marbleizing, how to make beautiful chocolate ruffles  (love these!), and shares several other tips for making your cake beautiful. These chocolate cakes are stunning! and are perfect for displaying your chocolate decorations.

Chocolate ruffle by Alice Medrich, so pretty!

Chocolate ruffle by Alice Medrich, so pretty!

“Learn to melt and handle chocolate like an expert as Alice teaches you how to marble, glaze and decorate delicious cakes. With her detailed instruction, you’ll bake the decadent recipes included in this class. Impress your family and friends with the sleek Queen of Sheba, the Ultimate Chocolate Birthday Cake and the Chocolate Raspberry Ruffle Cake, plus a bonus chocolate centerpiece” – Craftsy.com


“Awesome class, fantastic recipes! I can’t say enough good things about this class. I prepared each of the recipes over three weekends. My husband and kids were fascinated and asking for more; we all were so happy with the results. LOVED this class!”
– Ellusion

Let me know if you take the class, I would love to hear what you think,  it’s on sale at the time of this posting and is a great holiday project!

Until next time,

Peace, Love, Chocolate,

The Chocolate Addict.com

NOTE: please understand that I am an academically challenged right-brainer, and forgive any typos, grammatical faux pas, and things that don’t make sense.