Chocolate Cake (The Best)
Chocolate Cake (The Best)
Open in full-screen mode

Chocolate Cake (The Best)

40 MIN
55 MIN
3 H



Dark Chocolate Ganache



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Line two 20-cm (8-inch) springform pans with parchment paper. Butter thoroughly and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine the chocolate and cocoa powder. Add the boiling water and let stand for 1 minute, without stirring. With a whisk, stir until smooth. Stir in the oil.
  4. In another bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. At low speed, add the dry ingredients alternately with the chocolate mixture and sour cream.
  5. Pour into the prepared pans. Bake for about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool. Unmould and cool on wire rack. 

Dark Chocolate Ganache

  1. Place the chocolate in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan or in the microwave oven, bring the cream to a boil. Pour over the chocolate. Let stand for 1 minute, without stirring.
  3. With a whisk, stir until smooth. Add the butter and syrup and stir until the butter has melted. Let cool until the ganache is spreadable, about 3 hours, or refrigerate for about 1 hour. If necessary, melt for a few seconds in the microwave. 


  1. Cut and remove the crown of each cake. Cut the cakes in half horizontally to have four layers. Cover each of the cake slices with a third of the ganache and stack. Frost the sides of the cake with the remaining ganache.


  1. THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!

  2. The best chocolate cake ever.

  3. Delicious and easy to make!

  4. Yummy.....I had 2 pieces :()

  5. Best chocolate cake ever

  6. Delicious cake!!!

Rate this recipe

Login to rate this recipe and write a review.


Not a member yet? Sign up today, it's free!

Due to the large number of questions we receive, we are unable to answer each one. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section, which contains a great deal of useful information. We appreciate your enthusiasm for RICARDO cuisine!

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Your comment must comply with our netiquette.

512 characters maximum

Healthy Pick

Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.