Chocolate cake

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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

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Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • 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.

Step 2: Make the ganache frosting (optional)

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I highly recommend this frosting/filling for the cake, but you'll want to make it first so the ganache has time to cool before you frost. 

I used 12 oz each of cream and chocolate to cover these cakes.

You can get the full recipe here!

Step 3: Chop, measure and melt your baking chocolate

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Break off pieces until you end up with three ounces and then roughly chop it. 

Pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each go in the microwave. Keep doing this until it's smooth. Set this aside to cool down while we get going on the cake batter!
suzysmith242 months ago
de de de licious!
IamGutter1 year ago
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.
boytso_1 year ago
Yum! Anything with ganache :)
sabu.dawdy1 year ago
HollyMann1 year ago
Wow - this looks so good!!! :)
The most chocolatey thing EVER!!! Awesome and delicious!!! :-)
FINALLY!!! I found a cake that can use all-porpuse flour
Thx ur the best
Plus looks delicious
Honus1 year ago
Wow- 15 minutes! That is what I call a disappearing cake- it must have been really good (it certainly looks good!)