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Chocolate Cake with chocolate ganache frosting

Chocolate Cake  with chocolate ganache frosting

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 45

Cook Time : 45

Total Time : 90


Serves 10

  • All Purpose flour - 2 3/4 cups

  • Baking powder - 2 Tsp

  • Baking Soda - 1 1/2 Tsp

  • Table salt - 1Tsp

  • Cocoa Powder- 1 Cup

  • Unsalted Butter- 1Cup

  • Sugar - 2 1/2 cups

  • Large Eggs - 4

  • For frosting , Fresh cream - 150ml

  • Dark chocolate-300g

  • Butter - 1/2Tbsp


  • 01

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of each cake pan with parchment paper.

  • 02

    Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and whisk.

  • 03

    Put the cocoa powder in a medium heatproof bowl. Bring 3 cups water to a boil, then carefully measure exactly 2 cups and pour over the cocoa powder and whisk until completely smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • 04

    In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 8 minutes.

  • 05

    Add the eggs, two at a time, beating until each addition is incorporated before adding the next. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula when necessary.

  • 06

    Add the flour mixture in four parts, alternating with the warm cocoa mixture in three parts, beating just until each addition is incorporated before adding the next; do not overmix.

  • 07

    Pour the batter into the prepared pan or pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes

  • 08

    Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely in the pan(s). Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Loosen the edges with a straight spatula, invert the pan(s) to remove the cake, and peel off the parchment

  • 09

    For the ganache frosting ,heat the fresh cream till it slightly sizzles , pour it over the chocolate and butter.

  • 10

    Make sure there are no bits of chocolate, if found microwave the whole bowl for another 20 seconds and give it a good mix

  • 11

    Allow it to set for 2 hours in the fridge or overnight outside

  • 12

    Remove the chilled cake , place on a turn table and using a sharp knife trim the top if required, repeat for all layers . Place a cake board on the turn table , apply a little of frosting , spread evenly and start layering the trimmed sponges , alternating with ganache.

  • 13

    once the cake is layered, start covering the sides and top of the cake . Finish with a bench scraper

  • 14

    Top with desired frosting and chocolates

  • 15

    Chill the cake for an hour after frosting and serve



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