Chocolate Cake 63

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake
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


  1. Butter two round cake pans and place parchment paper on bottoms.
  2. Preheat oven to 320℉
  3. 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.
  4. Mix flour, baking soda, the sugar (reserving 2 TBL).
  5. Beat eggs and add to flour mixture.
  6. Combine chocolate mixture with flour mixture and stir together. You do not need to whip this, just get it combined.
  7. Pour mixture into two cake pans (dividing evenly).
  8. Bake for 90 minutes. (Toothpick should come out cleanly).
  9. Cool on wire rack.
  10. While cake is cooling, make the ganache. Combine cream and sugar in a sauce pan and heat over low-med heat until nearly boiling.
  11. Pour over remaining chocolate and stir until mixture is smooth.
  12. When cake is cool, pour 1/3 of the ganache over one of the cakes and spread evenly.
  13. Place the other piece of cake on top.
  14. Pour remaining ganache over the cake and spread evenly over the top and sides.
  15. 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.

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