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Chocolate cake filling ideas
for a 4 year old
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Date: 4/27/11 3:46 AM

I've volunteered to make a birthday cake for my niece, what was I thinking.

I have to use a gluten free chocolate packet cake mix as the base. The cake mix is nice but really needs a filling of some sort to moisten it a bit as GF can be a bit dry.

As it's for a 4 year old I'm not sure what filling to use. Cream, flavoured cream, jam, liqueur ..... The other problem is she want marshmallows, whole ones, on top so the filling needs to go with that. The marshmallows taste so sweet and I don't think they really go with just cream...

I'm at a loss and need to make it tomorrow.... so I'm in a bit of a panic.

Any ideas?

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Date: 4/27/11 4:03 AM

Dark chocolate ganache? It can go between layers as well all over the outside. Look here: http://raspberricupcakes.blogspot.com/ at the cake for Thur 21 April which is coated with ganache.
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Date: 4/27/11 7:41 AM

whipped frosing
make an ice cream cake and put icecream in the middle.
try rocky road since it have marshmellows in it
or mayby a smore cake with peanutbutter frosting in the middle
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Date: 4/27/11 8:07 AM

Whipped cream with some cut strawberries in it. Has worked twice this year for me with a five and a seven yr old!!
If you *just* whip the cream - then add just the strawberries, it'll marry nicely with the sweetness of the marshmallows on top.
Actually cut (with scissors!) some marshmallows and add them into the cream too! Lovely!
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Date: 4/27/11 9:10 AM

There was a recent airing of America's Test Kitchen where they made filling out of gelatin (plain) marshmellow fluff & that made a creamy filling ... maybe you can cocoa to that. It was made into like hostess cupcakes & the fine top layer was sliced, then filling put in & top put back on. The icing on top of that. .... they may have the portions of what to use on their website.

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In reply to Lunar_C

Date: 4/27/11 10:37 AM

No idea about GF but my family's favorite cake "frosting" is real whipped cream - slightly sweetened with chopped up bits of Heath candy bars folded in.

I use it between the layers and for the frosting. It's so good and holds up well between the layers. We use it with a German chocolate layer cake; it's our family's "signature" birthday cake. That's because I'm not great with cakes and the "frosting" is so puffy, big, and lumpy - it disguises all my goofs. But since it tastes so great, everyone loves the cake and it's always requested. DH says I should make a trifle with it sometime using chunks of cake layered with the Heath bar/whipped cream. That does sound good!

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Date: 4/27/11 12:36 PM

If you can use peanut butter, the buttercream in this cake is out of this world!

http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/recipes/triple-layer-elvis-birthday-cake-with-peanut-butter-buttercream/

Sorry it's not a live link, the new computer won't paste into the link box.
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Date: 4/27/11 12:41 PM

If the cake were for an adult I would suggesta mocha or apricot filling...It's for a four yer old...I might just use a jar of marshmallow fluff for the center...the four year old willbe happy.

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Date: 4/27/11 12:49 PM

I've never checked to see if chocolate syrup is gluten free, but you could moisten the cake with that (I usually just use rum, but that's not really appropriate for a 4 year old!), or you could use Jello.
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Date: 4/27/11 12:55 PM

For a really nice moist GF chocolate cake google Chocolate Quinoa cup cakes or cake. They always come out moist and yummy. It is a rich cake and you would only need one layer.

Or for kids do individual cupcakes and decorate them with mini marshmallows.

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