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A slice of chocolate cake taken out of a full cake.
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5 from 5 votes

Chocolate Ganache Cake

Tender and moist chocolate cake with chocolate ganache
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake
Keyword: Beginner, chocolate, Chocolate Cake, chocolate ganache, chocolate ganache cake, ganache

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

  • 1 cups (120 g) all-purpose flour
  • 7/8 cup (175 g) granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (44 g) dark cocoa powder, see notes above for brand
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g)  baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) baking powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 g)  buttermilk at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (118 g) hot water or coffee
  • 1/4 cup (55 g)  vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.1 g) pure vanilla extract

FOR THE GANACHE

  • 1/2 cup (115.5 g) heavy whipping cream, more if needed to thin mixture
  • 5 oz. dark chocolate chips

Instructions

FOR THE CAKE

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray one 8-inch round cake pan with non-stick spray, line with parchment paper, and spray again. Set aside.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on low speed until combined.
  • In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, water (or coffee), oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumsb on it.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely or serve warm with ganache.

FOR THE GANACHE

  • In a microwave safe bowl, heat the cream for about one minute. Pour over the chocolate chips and stir until mixture is smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
    Mixture will thicken slightly as it cools.