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Chocolate Cake + Ganache

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About the Recipe


or the Cake:

3/4 cup butter, softened

3 eggs

2 cups all purpose flour

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cup milk

For the Ganache:

1 cup Whipping cream

12 oz chocolate chips (milk, bittersweet or semisweet)


For the Cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes

Lightly grease bottoms of two 8x8x2 inch square or 9x1 inch round cake pans.

Line bottom of pans with wax paper and grease and lightly flour bottom and sides of pans

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt- set aside

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on med-high speed for 30 min

Gradually add in sugar (1/4 cup at a time), and beat on med speed until well combined

Scrape sides of bowl and continue beating for 2 min. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition.

Add in vanilla

Alternately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until just combined

Beat on medium heat for 20 seconds more, and spread batter into pans

 Bake for 30 to 40 min, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool, then frost

For the Ganache

In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat.

Remove from heat

Add 12 oz chocolate chips - DO NOT STIR

Let stand 5 minutes

Spoon evenly over 8 or 9 inch cake layer

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