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The Best-Best Chocolate Cake

  • Preparation 45 MIN
    Cooking 50 MIN
    Cooling 1 H
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Love our best-ever chocolate cake? Then you'll enjoy our better than best recipe even more, that is absolutely moist and delicious!

Ingredients

Cake

Ganache

Preparation

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter and line two 8-inch (20 cm) springform pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, buttermilk, oil and vanilla with a whisk. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder and coffee with a whisk. Add to the egg mixture. Add the dry ingredients and stir until smooth. Spoon the batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool completely before unmoulding.

Ganache

  1. In a saucepan, bring the cream and corn syrup to a boil.
  2. In a bowl, pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate. Let melt for 2 minutes. Stir until the ganache is smooth. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until it has thickened and is still spreadable, stirring four or five times.

Assembly

  1. On a work surface, cut and remove the rounded tops of each cake. Cut each cake in half horizontally to make four slices. With a spatula, spread the ganache evenly over the surface of each slice. Layer the four slices and place on a cake stand.

Note

This cake keeps well for up to 3 days at room temperature under a cake dome.

Healthy Pick

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Nutrition Facts

For 1/10 of the recipe

Content % Daily Value
Calories 820  
Total Fat 46 g  
Saturated Fat 21 g  
Sodium (salt) 349 mg  
Carbohydrates 95 g  
Fibre 7 g  
Protein 10 g