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Chocolate CakeOctober 16, 2014
Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate. There's a lot of chocolate in here, but it's not too sweet. It's more rich than sweet. If you don't like chocolate, don't eat his cake.
For: 16 people
- 15 min
- 1 h 30 min
- Ready in:
- 3 h 15 min
- Butter two round cake pans and place parchment paper on bottoms.
- Preheat oven to 320℉
- Combine hot espresso, half the chocolate, and butter and mix. The coffee should melt all of the chocolate. If it doesn't, place over low heat until combined.
- Mix flour, baking soda, the sugar (reserving 2 TBL).
- Beat eggs and add to flour mixture.
- Combine chocolate mixture with flour mixture and stir together. You do not need to whip this, just get it combined.
- Pour mixture into two cake pans (dividing evenly).
- Bake for 90 minutes. (Toothpick should come out cleanly).
- Cool on wire rack.
- While cake is cooling, make the ganache. Combine cream and sugar in a sauce pan and heat over low-med heat until nearly boiling.
- Pour over remaining chocolate and stir until mixture is smooth.
- When cake is cool, pour 1/3 of the ganache over one of the cakes and spread evenly.
- Place the other piece of cake on top.
- Pour remaining ganache over the cake and spread evenly over the top and sides.
- When the ganache is almost cool, grate chocolate bar over the cake.
Note: Don’t have someone blow out candles over this cake. Grated chocolate will go everywhere! I know this from experience.