Gooey Chocolate Cake With Ganache Frosting and Vanilla Wafers

Introduction: Gooey Chocolate Cake With Ganache Frosting and Vanilla Wafers

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This cake recipe Instructable is an extension of my Baking Extravaganza Instructable.

This was a dark chocolate cake with semi-sweet morsels mixed into the cake batter to give the gooey chocolatey taste. I made my own raspberry spread. I used fresh raspberries, and placed it over a stove on low. I then added white sugar and heated the raspberries over the stove until it became a gooey consistency. I spreaded that over the bottom layer of the cake, leaving about 1 cup aside to cool. I then mixed the cooled cup of raspberry with heavy whipping cream that I had whipped and set aside to make a raspberry whipped filling to layer over the raspberry jam. I then placed the second layer of the dark chocolate cake on top.

For the chocolate ganache, I placed chopped bittersweet chocolate into a medium bowl. Next, I heated the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat bringing it just to a boil (watched very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot). When the cream has come to a boil, pour over the chopped chocolate, and whisk until smooth.

The ganache wasn't pretty enough (or what I wanted to stop at), so I thought it would be fun to throw a couple of Eiffel Tower wafers on top as well as putting my birthday flowers behind the cake.

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    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    It wasn't that hard! I bought some standard dark chocolate cake mix at Walmart to make the cake batter. Fresh raspberries were used to make a jelly/jam to go between the layers of the cake and on top. Lastly, (as in the above paragraph), chocolate ganache was spread over the entire cake.

    That's pretty much it! Please ask if you have any questions!