Chocolate Cake with Ganache and Fresh Flowers

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Photo: Heather Hands

Heather Hands, of the Saveur award-winning blog Flourishing Foodie, lives with her husband and her Labradoodle, Ody, in Seattle. There, she develops a variety of recipes, from Salted Caramel Bundt Cake to Creamy Avocado Pasta. Aside from being a photographer and excellent cook, Hands is also a registered dietician; She believes in eating healthy 80 percent of the time and indulging the other 20 percent.

Which brings us to #cakeoftheday

Hands layers this chocolate cake with ganache and tops it with fresh flowers. Her pro tip: Do not underestimate the amount of time it takes to ice a cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, especially when it’s in a scalloped pattern like this one. 

Get the recipe: Three-Layer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Filling and Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Fig Olive Oil Cake