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Old 02-27-2011, 04:18 PM   #1
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Coconut Milk Substitution for Cream?

I am making an untried cake today and need some advice. The recipe is for a single layer cake that has coconut milk in place of other liquids and is to be topped with a chocolate sauce/icing made from coconut milk and cocoa powder. The picture in the recipe shows a drippy sauce and I would like to use a ganache instead but have no cream....

Can I make a chocolate ganache using 60 percent chocolate (bits) and substituting coconut milk for the cream?

The coconut milk has 22 % fat according to the can.

Here is how I usually make ganache:
1 1/2 cups 60% bittersweet (or semisweet) chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream

The cake will be baked in 30 mins........

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:26 PM   #2
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I don't see any reason it wouldn't work

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Old 02-27-2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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I don't see any reason it wouldn't work

Check this one out....

That looks SO good!


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coconut, cream, milk

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