This chocolate cake is the most chocolatey cake of all chocolate cakes. Not only does it involve a cake made with chocolate, we're also going to be frosting it with ganache. Because we're fancy like that.

It's also a pretty basic recipe - you don't need anything special except for baking chocolate. And you should probably get some of that and go make this chocolate cake RIGHT NOW. :D

Step 1: ingredients:

  • 3 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 2 cups flour - cake or all purpose
  • one stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
I think next time I might take out 1/4 cup of flour and add in 1/4 cup cocoa powder to make it even more amazing!

Pro tip - if you never know you feel like making cake well in advance, cutting the butter up into small chunks will help it soften much faster without running the risk of microwaving and melting it. :D

You'll also want two round cake pans, buttered and floured. Christy also lined them with parchment for me. :) I'm using these.

We'll be baking the cakes at 350 F for 30 minutes.

de de de licious!
This looks like an amazing and easy recipe and I will be trying it very soon. One thing I do when making a chocolate cake is to "flour" the pans with cocoa powder so you don't get the white stuff out of the pan, and it is a bit more chocolaty! Thanks!
I have to ask if you are related to the artist Jessy Fink, because that would be so unfair for the same person to be such a talented artist and capable of writing such good Instructibles.
Yum! Anything with ganache :)
Wow - this looks so good!!! :)
The most chocolatey thing EVER!!! Awesome and delicious!!! :-)
FINALLY!!! I found a cake that can use all-porpuse flour<br/>Thx ur the best<br/>Plus looks delicious
Wow- 15 minutes! That is what I call a disappearing cake- it must have been really good (it certainly looks good!)

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