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Ganache topped Chocolate Cake

Updated: May 27, 2020


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup milk

Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate chips, chopped

  • 4 tbsp Heavy whipping cream

  • Fresh Berries (optional)

  • Powdered Sugar (optional)


For the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Take a 4-inch round cake pan,line the bottom with parchment paper and grease the sides with butter

  • In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa, set aside.

  • Add the chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl

  • Microwave on high in 30second increments, stirring in between until melted

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes

  • Add the eggs to the butter and sugar, while beating add the milk and mix well

  • Fold in the flour mix and chocolate into the butter mix

  • Fold until well mixed and the batter is smooth

  • Pour the batter into the prepared 4-inch cake pan

  • Bake for 30 minutes

  • Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes

  • Turn the cake onto a wire cooling rack and remove the parchment paper

  • Allow to cool completely

Make the Chocolate Ganache:

  • Place heavy cream in bowl and microwave until very hot, almost boiling for about 1-2 minutes

  • Add chocolate chips to heavy cream & let stand 1-2 minutes

  • Whisk until smooth and the chocolate is completely melted

  • Pour the chocolate ganache over the cake, making sure to cover the entire cake

  • Decorate the cake with powdered sugar & berries, if desired

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This is a chocolate lover dream cake, tried it and it tastes so perfect 😘

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