December 2, 2014

Chocolate ganache cake


We have a love affair with this cake!
Dense and moist chocolate cake layered with silky ganache.



Ingredients you'll need for the cake

2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. 






Ingredients you'll need for the ganache

16 ounces good semisweet chocolate
2 1/2 cups heavy cream

Directions

Cook the chocolate pieces and heavy cream in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally. Let cool until it has spreading consistency.







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