Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache  I always get excited when friends tell me they’ve visited my blog. Abc de fdgh i jklm nop qrst uvwxyzab cde fghi jklmno pqur st u vwx yz a bcd ef ghi jk l m. However after talking to most of them, I realised that most of them only looked at the photos, and not so much the words. defghi jklm nop qrstu vwx yza bc d efghi j k l mnop. Which is OK because I don’t read my words either! q rstuv wxyz abcd efg hijklm nop qrst uvwx yzabc defg hi jk lm.

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

But I wonder who’s reading this? o pqr st uv wx yzab cd efghi jk lmn op qrs tuv wx. Hello ! 🙂 yza bcde fghi. no pq rs tuv wx yz. Can I give you a hug next time I see you? abd de dfg hij klm no. I made some Chocolate Cake on the weekend. ab c de fgh ij klm no pqr st u vw xyz ab cde fgh ijk lmn opq. Huzzah! rs tuv wx yz.

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

I ended up baking 2 because I’m crazy and can’t control myself when it comes to the beater. abc def gh i jklmn o pq rs tuv wx y z abcd ef gh ijkl mnopq rst uvw xy zabcd ef gh i. The finished product was a very  moist, fluffy and not overly sweet chocolate cake. Ij klm no pqrs tuv wxy zabc def ghi jk. I then frosted it with a dark chocolate ganache, which I thought complimented the chocolate cake perfectly.

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Yum yum yum. mno pq r st u vwx yza b . Sprinkle some sprinkles on top and you can’t go wrong! This will definitely be my go to chocolate cake from now on! 🙂 c d ef gh ijklm nop qr stuv wxyz abc d ef g. I’ll see you next time for a proper, literate post, but for now…. abc de f ghi jkl mn opqr stu ve 🙂

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Cake
Recipe taken from Ina Garten

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3/4 cups cocoa powder
2 tspns baking soda
1 tspn baking powder
1 tspn salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 tspn pure vanilla extract
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
– Grease twp 8-inch round cake pans. Line with parchment paper and flour the pans.
– Sift all dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt) into a large bowl.
– Using a whisk, thoroughly mix all dry ingredients together.
– In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla together with a beater.
– With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry.
– With mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
– Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. (My batter was very runny, so don’t be worried if yours is too).
– Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely.

Chocolate Ganache

225gm of good quality dark chocolate
300ml of heavy cream

– Break the dark chocolate into small pieces and place into a medium sized bowl
– Heat the cream up, and bring it so that it becomes just to the boil
– Pour the cream over the dark chocolate pieces
– Leave to cool for about 10 mins
– After 10 minutes, using a whisk, mix the chocolate and cream together
– Leave to cool till room temperature
– Using a beater, beat the chocolate and cream mixture so that it becomes spreadable. Be careful to not over-beat as the mixture can split.

Have fun! 🙂

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Comments

  1. Yummmyyyyyyy!

    PS. This was the first post that I actually read in full LOL

  2. I read your blogs!! You owe me a hug….and awesome cakes btw!

    • Narngky, I’ll give you a hug, but I promise not to squeeze too hard.. lol
      and sure thing to the cakes – I’m determined to give you that spare tyre one day!! 🙂

  3. Hi Bubbly Baker, I read your post and I had to read the abc d ef twice wondering if I read right and then I figured you purposely put in there. Well atleast I hope you did!!! The pics are amazing, I wish I knew how to take such great pics of my food.

    • Cakenation, thanks so much for your lovely comment 🙂
      And yes, I definitely did purposely put all those crazy letters in there, just to see who was actually reading :p
      So thank you for reading the post 🙂 🙂
      In terms of the piccies, all the credit goes to the camera that I use! I am the biggest amateur when it comes to anything technical! But your piccies are amazing too! You make me literally want to eat all your creations 🙂

    • Thanks for your comment Cakenation, and yep, I definitely put all the random letters in there just to throw people off hehehe 🙂
      And me taking great pics…. yours are amazing!! I love your food styling! All your piccies look so bright and tasty – really does remind me of fresh foods in the summertime, so if anything I will be taking food styling tips from you! :p

  4. Wow this cake looks amazing! So fluffy and yum! I was reading the words and got quite confused by the gobblydeegook!

    • haha Thanks Kerry 🙂
      I put all the random letters in there to see if people were actually reading the post seeing as so many of my friends just look at the photos, but I’m glad that you took the time to try decipher it all 🙂

  5. Cake looks delicious! Beautiful photos.

  6. What~~? I read everything you write with the exception of the method of baking, since.. well it’s not beneficial when I’m reading the post. But I do follow it carefully when I’m baking using your recipes! I seriously re-read your alphabets too many times before I continued and realised you were writing them in on purpose. But they stand out from the content at first glance, so most would probably have read this one.
    Also, WHY ARE YOU SO PRO WITH EVERYTHING? So amazing, you are. Looking forward to more delicious baked goods!
    P.S. your camera is really quite amazing!

    • Aww thanks Cin, you’re too kind :))
      And you’re right – this post did attract more readers than usual, probably because of the random compilation of letters! =p
      P.s. The camera is amazing because it clearly turns my amateur photography skills (or lack of) into piccies that are somewhat presentable 🙂 (it’s a Sony Nex-5 in case you are thinking of getting a camera)

  7. that looks awesome and delish..chocolate cake catches everyones attention…i love the presentation!

  8. Haha! Great post! I totally know that feeling. And, your photos are beautiful too, by the way!

    • haha thanks Jennifer 🙂
      I’ve just checked out your blog and your photo presentation is amazing! And your recipes too – looking forward to trying out your oreo cookies! Following you now! 🙂

  9. lol – I always read all the words, I find that I appreciate the photos more after hearing the writer’s thoughts and what they went through to bake their treat. Your pictures are stunning, btw. I just baked a chocolate ganache cake too – although mine definitely didn’t have that pretty frosting on top.

    • I just had a look at your chocolate ganache cake and your marshmallow frosting looks divine!! And your frosting looks so yummy too – I would have devoured a slice of you choc cake in a heartbeat!

  10. All your bakes look so pretty and delicious!

    • Aww thanks Fern 🙂 Same goes to you for all your delicious creations – after all, if it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have discovered the melting moments 😛

  11. You make very gorgeous bakes, lovely! =)

  12. Looks delicious!!! 🙂

  13. My mom just suggested that I make chocolate cake for my gran’s birthday. I’m a wreck about it because I haven’t found a good chocolate cake recipe and I’m afraid we’d somehow end up having no cake! jklmn so happy to discover that you’ve post one on your blog and I’m even wxyz abc happier that you’ve given it your approval. I’m definitely going give this a try! Thank you so much for sharing! :):)

    Really cute post, by the way. Confused me for a lmnop while. Haha.

  14. arharharhernmknpi YUM ijougoiwhegn 🙂

  15. I read it Huy! I’m gonna try this cake cos I’ve been lookin for a good chocolate cake recipe n I love urs 🙂

    • haha aww thanks Juanii! For reading the words in the post and also liking the cake 🙂 It’s a really easy cake to make too – just don’t be too worried if your batter is extremely thin. I usually transfer the batter into a jug and pour it into the cake tin or cupcake liners that way to make it easier. Hope it works out 🙂

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