The 4th of July is just a few days away. These Whipped Ganache Devil Dogs would make a welcome addition to any celebration. I’ve added red, white and blue sprinkles to help celebrate the July 4th festivities but the sprinkles are totally optional.
I felt that my Devil Dogs could have used more filling, so I’ve modified the filling recipe to increase the amount of whipped ganache. I might have to make some of the ganache by itself, so I can eat it with a spoon.
Yield: 15 – 18 cake sandwiches Cook Time: 12 – 14 minutes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Whipped Ganache Filling:
- 3 cups milk chocolate chips (I used Guittard – yum)
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Step 1: For the cakes: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2: Whisk together the first five ingredients for the cake to combine. Stir in the remaining three ingredients until moistened.
Step 3: Transfer the mixture into a large Ziploc plastic bag. Cut a 1/2 inch from the corner of the bag. Pipe 3 1/2 by 1 inch logs, about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets. There should be approximately 12 per cookie sheet. Bake 12 – 14 minutes. The cakes should be firm to the touch. Cool on wire racks.
Step 4: For the whipped ganache: Melt the chocolate chips with all the other ingredients in a medium microwave safe bowl. Begin by heating the ingredients for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir the ingredients. If the chocolate hasn’t melted, microwave in additional 10 second intervals while stirring in between each one until the chocolate has melted. Don’t overheat the chocolate. Alternatively, you could use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Stir the mixture until it’s completely combined and smooth. Set aside to cool.
Step 5: While the ganache cools, place a mixing bowl in the freezer. When the ganache has completely cooled, transfer the mixture to the chilled bowl and beat on high using an electric mixer. I used my portable mixer. The mixture will become much lighter in color and when you see soft peaks, stop mixing. This whipped ganache is delicious but don’t eat it all with a spoon.
Step 6: Pair together like sized cakes. Using a spatula, spread about 2 – 3 tablespoons of the filling on the flat side of one of the paired cakes and top with the second cake, flat side down. Repeat with remaining cakes. Serve chilled.
Tips: Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Cakes adapted from Family Circle.
Whipped Ganache recipe adapted from Simply Gloria, Dark Chocolate Cake with Whipped Ganache Frosting.
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they look delicious, and better then the ones that you can buy in the store. I will try this recipe, even with the sprinkles.
Yum! These are definitely welcome at my celebration this weekend. Anything with whipped ganache is ok with me!
I can’t wait to make this! I love ganache! My son’s BD is tomorrow (4th of July) so I think I’ll have these and his ice cream cake I’m having! Glad I found you on Pretty Pintastic Pinterest Party! Pinned and followed (jody53)
This looks so great… creamy, fluffy. Yum! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!
Yummy! Yummy! I love the whipped devil dogs, saw this on Flagship Home Party
This is the first time I have seen this recipe. It looks like my kind of filling, it may never get to where is meant to. Thanks for bringing such a creative recipe to Fridays Blog Booster Party
I just discovered whipped ganache this year whilst making my son’s birthday cake from a recipe on youtube- it’s amazing stuff! Now I’ve just discovered devil dogs! Is this your name for them or a common name? We don’t have these in the UK! I’m off to make some! #featurefridays
Yes, Devil Dogs are found in our supermarkets all over the US. They usually have a white creamy filling sandwiched between chocolate cakes, so this is a variation.
These are so cute, Annamaria! I may have to make them before the next patriotic holiday 🙂
Perfect food for a 4th celebration!
They are looking delicious, but can I skip eggs .
It’s not easy to substitute eggs. I’ve never tried these without the egg. There are substitutions on the internet. I found one that says you can use 1/4 cup low sugar applesauce per egg. The following site looks good: http://www.egglesscooking.com/egg-substitutes/ Let me know how it works out.
Wow this dessert looks so pretty and yummy! Thanks for sharing this recipe at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
They look pretty irresistible, I can tell! 😉
Oh do these look good! Maybe when I have my upcoming cheat day I will have to whip some up. Thanks for sharing!
This almost looks illegal! LOL YUM!
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Looks way too good! I know I would eat way too many.
These look great! I’m scared to make them though….I might eat them all by myself. =)
Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers Brags party. I’ve pinned your post to our group board on Pinterest.
They look so delicious and very patriotic too. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the #sundaysdownunder linky party. I’ve pinned your post.
Natasha in Oz
These look very yummy!!
These look yummy and so easy. You could use varies color sprinkles too for each season. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Sew Crafty Angel.
You had me at Devil Dogs but my favorite part of this recipe is that it’s made from scratch!!! Every recipe I see nowadays is from boxed cake mix and I refuse to use them. So glad someone else agrees! Now, to get making these delights…..
Yummy!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!
What a special treat, it looks yummy! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!
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These remind me of snacks we ate as kids. You’re featured this week on Funtastic Friday. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us.
Wow these look great, thank you so much for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings
Oh Yum! I get so excited each week to see what you have been working on because it’s always AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we can party!!!! Lou Lou Girls
So chocolate and yummy! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board.
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These look delicious – perfect for the 4th! Thanks for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Party!
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YUM! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can’t wait to see you next week!
Delicious that is one word, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting and featuring on this week.
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what a great idea for some sweet treats, Annamaria! I love the sprinkles that make them so festive! Very devilish!!! Thank you for your sweet comment about my mother; so kind of you!
My son is going to love you for this one! WOW! great recipe! thanks