2.11.2008

Martha's February Dessert of the Month

Most people spend Saturday night dining and drinking with friends and family, or on nice romantic dates. Not me. I spent my last Saturday evening making a cake. Martha Stewart's February Dessert of the Month, Milk-Chocolate-Mousse Cake with Cashew Brittle, with about 25 ingredients and 13 different steps to make this darn cake. After spending 5 hours Saturday night preparing the cake, mousse, ganache, cashew brittle and the brittle hearts I had to retire for the evening, so, on Sunday morning I had to assemble the cake and final layer of ganache in time to take it to Brockton for a Grein family lunch. I love my family and I love cake. But I probably won't ever make this cake again. I mean, really. Five or six hours for one cake? Sorry I couldn't post this recipe, Martha did not have it on her website and I was not going to attempt to write it all out. If anyone does want this recipe, you can buy her February addition of "Martha Stewart Living" magazine, or call me and I'll give it to you.





8 comments:

TAITx3 said...

I was there to witness it all. I was there in the end, too. It was delicious. Thanks, honeyness. Jason

al said...

Holy Crapioly!!
I do want the receipe, but I have the magazine, I will check it out. That looks delicious. I love chocolate ganache. Mmmmmm....
How was the brittle?? It looks totally wonderful. Did the family appreciate it. Did you make them eat it slowly and let it simmer on their tongues to savor the taste??? I Think I would have.

TAITx3 said...

Thanks, Jason and AL.
The brittle was great. Easy to make too. When I finished making the brittle I had to chop it in pieces and mix it in the mousse. Then what was left over I had to melt it down again and make the hearts for the top of the cake. My dad loved eating the brittle hearts.
I'm pretty sure my fam liked it. They ate it all!!!!

Anonymous said...

the dessert was incredible. Liz if you like ganache you would have loved this .heavenly chocolate ganache that had crushed cashew brittle with just the hint of coffee liquer. The cake was a chocolate sponge cake that was moist drenched in something chocolately wonderful. The frosting was a dark chocolate glaze covered in heart shaped cashew brittle. Now let me tell you that if you ever have the chance to taste Kara's chocolate hazelnut ganache crepe cake with a spun sugar topping you would be in for a culinary treat. Needless to say we are all so fortunate to have our very own superb baker who could win 1st place on the food network bake off. Now I hope everybody's mouth is watering. Connie

Cassandra said...

that looks sooooo good. I wish I was eating it.

Cassandra

Cassandra said...

Kara, you DO look like a famous baker. It looks delicious! I am so glad that there are people like you that take the time to create such master pieces. mmmmmmmm good...thanks so much for sharing. :)
Mary Tait

Anonymous said...

I just made this cake too... I told my family that even if this was the best cake we ever had and we never wanted to eat anything else for the rest of our lives, I would never, ever, ever make it again...
I still have a sore arm from all that darn whisking! :-)
It was awfully good, though... I may have to reconsider.

Tim Murray said...

I made this cake several years ago and have been lookiv fo the recipe. Do you happen to still have it?