Chocolate cakesicles filled with chocolate cake and peanut butter ganache

Oct. 13, 2020

Written By: Adriana

The video tutorial is right here:

https://youtu.be/SaCthF5YGrA


Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Cakesicles

  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Bake: 0
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Yield: 8 cakesicles

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Ganache

  • about 7 TB (60g) peanut butter, any kind
  • about 3 TB (30g) of chocolate, any kind, finely chopped
  • 1 TB + 1 tsp (25g) heavy cream
  1. Add you peanut butter, chocolate, and heavy cream to a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on 50% power for about 30-60s until cream is slightly warmed and peanut butter is very soft.
  3. Stir until all the chocolate is completely melted. (You can reheat for 15 seconds more if chocolate pieces won't melt.)
  4. Set aside to cool completely.

Chocolate Cakesicle Mix

  • peanut butter ganache, from above
  • about 300g of cake scraps, or about the equivalent of 8-10 regular sized cupcakes
  1. Gently crumble your cake into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add you ganache, and using a spatula or your hand, gently toss the cake crumbs into the ganache. You'll know it's good to go when it's easily formed into a ball and is very, very moist.

Cakesicle Assembly

  • Cake mix, from above
  • about 1-2 ounces of melted and cooled chocolate
  • at least 200g of coating chocolate, such as Mercken's
  • paramount crystals or coconut oil for thinning
  • sprinkles, for decorating
  1. Press your cake mix into the molds following the technique shown in the video above, making sure you cement your sticks in the cakesicles using the melted and cooled chocolate.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, add your compound chocolates. Melt on 30 second bursts, stirring between each heating step.
  3. When the chocolates are all melted, start by adding 1 tsp of the paramount crystals to thin the chocolate until it reaches a smooth and thinner consistency. For 200 grams of Mercken's Dark Coating Chocolate, I had to add about 2.5 tsp of crystals.
  4. Dip your cakesicles one by one, allowing them to set on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Decorate as desired.
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