chocolate cake filling ideas?

by Vampi
(Orlando, Fl)

Hello,

I plan on making my own cake for my baby shower. The plan is a 9in double layer bottom tier and a 6in double layer top tier. I will be making a chocolate cake and covering it with fondant. I wanted to get some ideas on what fillings I could use that pair up well with chocolate and I wont have to refrigerate. Maybe liquor (not sure if I have to refrigerate that or not).

Also, Do you have any good recipes for chocolate cake (I want it to be as professional of a cake as possible). When I fill my pans for the double layers do I fill half way or more? Will it be the same for the 6in as it is for the 9in?

I want to make the cake 1 or 2 days in advance so that I may have more time for the fondant decorating. As long as I keep the cake wrapped in plastic, is it ok to make ahead and leave at room temperature? Will the cake dry out?

Any other suggestions that you feel I need to know and did not ask will be greatly appreciated.


Thanks,
Vampi

From the editor:

Hi Vampi,

Here is my favorite chocolate cake recipe.

When you want to really wow your audience, try this trick:
Paint both sides of each of the cake layers with melted, slightly cooled dark chocolate before assembling. Then add something extra special, like this Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake filling and you'll have a truly special cake.

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