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A birthday is more special to your loved ones when you prepare the cake yourself IMO. And this awesome chocolate truffle cake is super great for chocolate lovers :)

Step 1: Ingredients and Method

Cake:

2 1/2 c whole milk, please seriously, don't use skim milk for this cake ;-)

1 c butter, room temperature but still a little firm, cubed

8 oz semisweet chocolate (any brands, even chocolate chips)

3 whole eggs

2 tsp vanilla essence

2 2/3 c flour

2 c sugar

1 tsp BSoda

a pinch of salt

Into a pot, place milk, butter, chocolate. Melt on low heat until smooth, take off from heat, let stand for 10 mins

Preheat oven 325 F and grease and flour 3 9 inch pans

In a bowl, combine dry ingredients

Using electric mixer, beat eggs and vanilla then stir in melted chocolate, combine until smooth then add in flour mixture gradually, combine until mixed well

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25 (or until knife comes out clean). Cool in pans for 10 mins then remove pans and cool cakes on rack

Chocolate Truffle Filling

6 tbsp butter

4 oz bittersweet chocolate (or unsweetened if you like the result is on the dark flavored side)

2 1/2 c icing sugar

1/2 c heavy cream 35 % (you can also use whipping cream 35 %)

Into a pot, on medium heat, melt butter and chocolate, then stir in icing sugar and cream. Take off from heat, cool to room temperature

Ganache

10 oz semisweet chocolate

2/3 c heavy cream

In a pot, over medium heat, bring cream to a boil. Take off from heat then add in chocolate, stir to melt. Cool to room temperature, stir occasionally (until the consistency is spreadable)

Assembling Cake

Place one layer of cake on cake board, spread some truffle filling. Top with another cake, spread with truffle filling again, then top with last cake.

Cover and decorate cake with ganache.

While cake can be served immediately, it is best for next day IMO. Store in the fridge, take out and let it stand on room temperature for 15 mins, slice THEN serve, if you can wait that long that is :))))

Enjoy~

NOTE: Ignore the cake with buttercream on the picture, I was baking 2 differ cakes on the same day :P

<p>Yum !!!</p>
<p>yum indeed!</p>
<p>looks great! good job!!</p>
<p>thanks!</p>
<p>I like baking too... but Idon't think i could make something THIS pretty or good! Great job!!!!!</p>
<p>thank you, you are too kind!</p>
<p>:) your welcome!!!!</p>
<p>That looks delicious! Also I like how you topped the cake with more chocolate. </p>
<p>many thanks!</p>

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