Oh, what to do with all the left over chocolate from the holidays? Make a chocolate candy cake – of course.
When I offered to make a friends 65th birthday cake I knew exactly what I wanted to do. With a lot of candy from the holidays, I incorporated it into his cake.
I made a chocolate cake (see recipe link below) and filled with raspberry cream frosting (mix raspberry jam with buttercream).
I decorated the cake with chocolate frosting and a ganache drip.
Note: The drip gave me trouble because I forgot to thaw cake from freezer. The cold cake made the drip harden too quickly which hindered the chocolate from making a perfect drip.
See video here:
How to make ganache drip: