How to make a square cake

What can I use if I don’t have a cake pan?

Line the sheet pan with parchment paper or grease and flour it (just as you would prepare a cake pan when baking a cake ). Then pour the batter in! A good general rule of thumb is to fill the pan half way up so, if your pan has a one-inch lip around the edges, fill it so that the batter comes up the sides 1/2 an inch.

What is a chocolate ganache cake?

Ganache (/ɡəˈnɑːʃ/; French: [ganaʃ]) is a glaze, icing, sauce, or filling for pastries, made from chocolate and cream.

Can you put ganache on a hot cake?

Transfer 1 cake to a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour half the warm ganache over top; pour in center, then slowly but steadily pour around edges, allowing ganache to drip down sides and cover cake . Let cakes stand until set, about 3 hours at room temperature or 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Should I put cake in fridge before icing?

You’ve let the layers cool. But before you can cover them with a luscious layer of frosting , you need to get your cake ready. Make sure the layers have cooled for a couple of hours after they come out of the oven, or even overnight in the refrigerator .

What is icing on the cake?

An additional benefit to something already good. For example, All these letters of congratulation are icing on the cake , or After that beautiful sunrise, the rainbow is just frosting on the cake . This metaphoric expression alludes to the sweet creamy coating used to enhance a cake . [ Mid-1900s]

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