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Chocolate Ganache Cake: The Only Chocolate Cake Recipe You Need

Love chocolate? Then this recipe is for you! It is very rich and decadent and is sure to ease your chocolate craving! It makes for the perfect dessert for any occasion! Add fresh fruit of your choice to the top for a tasty garnish! Get Giada's recipe below!

Love chocolate? Then this recipe is for you! It is very rich and decadent and is sure to ease your chocolate craving! It makes for the perfect dessert for any occasion! Add fresh fruit of your choice to the top for a tasty garnish! Get Giada’s recipe below!

Serving Size

Makes one 9-inch four-layer cake, Serves 12

Ingredients


For the
 Ganache

  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, very finely chopped
  • 1 pound bittersweet chocolate, very finely chopped
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup good-quality honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise, or 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract


For the Chocolate Sponge Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 11 tablespoons (1 stick plus 3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/3 cups brewed American coffee

Written Directions: HERE

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