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Chocolate Cake With Easy Ganache

Chocolate Cake With Easy Ganache

Chocolate Cake With Easy Ganache 

This chocolate cake has a slight hint of fruitiness. It is finished with a rich chocolate glaze, making this one delicious cake that is sure to have everyone coming back for more.


This chocolate cake is the perfect balance of everything you could want from a chocolate cake. The cake itself is soft and moist, yet still rich, chocolatey and slightly fudgy. The ganache that sits on top is smooth, creamy and pairs perfectly with the cake underneath.


While the cake might look rich and decadent it really isn't! Both the cake and the ganache have the perfect balance of sweetness. But, If you want the cake to be a little more indulgent feel free to increase the sugar in both the cake and the ganache.



What is the Chocolate cake 


Is this loaf or cake? Well it's kind of both. This chocolate cake is a quick bread similar to banana bread or muffins and it's less sweet than a typical chocolate cake. But when baked in a bundt pan, it's more like a pretty chocolate cake! But whatever you call it, this chocolate loaf is moist, rich and perfect with morning coffee or as a dessert!


INGREDIENTS


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder ( unsweetened ) I used Hersey brand
  • 2 egg
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil ( flavourless oil)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot boiling water
  • 2 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt


INSTRUCTIONS


Sieve all the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda) in a wide bowl.


Add caster sugar to the flour mixture and mix with a wire whisk until it is well combined.


Now add in two eggs.


Next goes in buttermilk and  hot coffee mixture.


Finally, add in vanilla extract and whisk till it is well combined. I used an electric hand beater to mix the cake batter.


Do not over mix the cake batter. Mix only for a few seconds.


Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180*C and transfer the cake batter to a well-greased and dusted cake pan.


Bake the cake for 180* C for 30 to 35 minutes, or inserted skewer comes out clean.


Transfer the cake onto the cooling rack until moist one bowl easy chocolate cake is completely cooled.


Layer the cake with a serrated knife and frost the cake as per your taste. I frosted the cake with ganache. It is a simple recipe with only three ingredients.


HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE GANACHE?


In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, add fresh cream and a teaspoon of butter and bring it to a boil. Add the hot cream mixture to the dark chocolate chips and stir slowly. Let sit for 3 to 4 minutes or until the chocolate melts completely. Let the ganache cool completely before frosting the cake.


Frost the cake and decorate it with Maraschino cherries. Decadent sinfully delicious Best chocolate cake is ready to devour as it is or with a cup of milk.


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