Galaxy Ganache Cake

I was tasked to make another galaxy themed cake, but had already made a galaxy mirror glaze cake! After a bit of thought, I decided to make some galaxy colored cake layers, cover the cake in a gothic black ganache. This cake design is inspired by Sweetapolita!  I also added some of my favorite sprinkles from Neon Yolk Shop and Fancy Sprinkles. The recipes used can be found below:

My Favorite Vanilla Layer Cake Recipe

Chocolate Ganache Filling

I made four, seven inch cake layers, which I colored two shades of blue, and two shades of purple.

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I then covered the cake with room temperature dark chocolate ganache, which I colored black with gel food coloring.  I’ve found that dark chocolate ganache is MUCH easier to color a true black than frosting. You can use the same techniques to smooth ganache that are used to smooth buttercream!

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I added a sprinkles around the base, and piped on some ganache drops using a piping bag.

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And that’s it! No fancy tips, no additional components, just a lot of ganache, and some colorful cake layers 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Galaxy Ganache Cake

  1. What a great idea! Those sprinkles look so vibrant against the black ganache. Well done! I have watched some youtube clips of yours where you mention that you freeze your cakes after baking. Could you please share how you freeze them? I am wanting to make my daughters first birthday cake next month and will need to do the cakes a day or two in advance.

      1. The americolor gel colors that you use; is there any place where I can buy these as singles? This cake is gorgeous and would love to use the colors you have used in this.

  2. With the cake being iced in ganache, does it need to be kept in the fridge or is okay sit out on the counter? I just don’t want the ganache to harden too much before I serve it.

    1. it will firm up either way! It can definitely sit out at room temp. I would recommend running your knife under hot water (and drying it) to cut into this cake, to help you get clean slices!

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