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Black Pearl Layer Cake

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Black Pearl Layer Cake

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons matchstick-size strips peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • additional black sesame seeds
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Published 2014-09-09 13:30:50 (2 years ago).

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