04 June 2011

Chocolate Ganache Cake

This is the cake I made for my hubby on his birthday. I don’t know why it took so long for me  to post it on my blog.
The best part about this cake is the ganache. Just love the glossy look. No one believed it was a homemade cake.
The base cake is the same one I had posted before, the only change is in the shape. I made a round cake. Now I wanted it to look a little different. Since I did not have any other shaped tins I made a hole in the middle J I wanted the look of a lava cake.
So here it is.

Chocolate Frosting Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake
2 cups
1 ¾ cups
¾ cup
Baking Powder
1 ½ tsp
Baking Soda
1 ½ tsp
1 tsp
1 cup
Vegetable Oil
½ cup
Vanilla Essence
2 tsp
Boiling Water
1 cup

Chocolate Frosting
100 g
2/3 cup
Powdered sugar
3 cup
1/3 cup
Vanilla Essence
1 tsp

Chocolate Ganache
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar
12 oz. Semi sweet chocolate

Chocolate Cake

Mix the dry ingredients with a ladle i.e. flour, sugar, cocoa in a bowl.
Mix baking powder, baking soda, salt separately and add to the other dry ingredients.
Add eggs,milk, oil and vanilla essence and beat well for 2-3 minutes.
Preheat oven for 10 minutes.
Boil water and add slowly to the mixture. Now mix it with a spatula.
Pour into a greased cake tin. (9’’ round tin)
Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Check if it’s cooked by inserting a toothpick. It should come out clean.
Remove from oven and let it cool.
Once cooled invert it on to a plate and let it cool.

Chocolate Frosting

I used half the quantity as that would be enough for the round cake
Melt butter in a microwave.
Add the cocoa powder. It should be very dark cocoa for best results.
Alternately add sugar and milk.
Beat till you reach a creamy consistency. Add vanilla essence and mix well.
Spread it over the cake. Add 1-2 teaspoon milk if frosting is not of spreadable consistency.

Chocolate Ganache
Take a heavy bottom pan. Place the heavy cream, butter and sugar into it. Keep on medium flame.Keep stirring frequently and bring to boil.
Microwave the chocolate for 30 – 60 secs to soften it. Pour the cream mixture into the chocolate. Mix the ingredients well and make sure all the chocolate is dissolved.
Pour the ganache over the cake while the ganache is still warm.
This recipe will yield 2 cups ganache which is enough is cover an 8" - 9" cake


  1. Hi rinku,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and fr ur valuable comments:)You have a lovely space here. I loved the idea of making Bundt cake by cutting off the centre. Brilliant Idea, I am doing that next as I too dont have a Bundt Pan;)..
    Nice cake and ganache too:)

  2. Thanks a ton Shabs. You are my inspiration..u have such a lovely blog.

  3. Wow Rinku! Now im tempted to have a bite of your delicious cake!! Happy Birthday to Naveen (belated wishes)

  4. Hi Molu It looks so nice Keep it up

  5. woooo..what a recipe, how wouldn't want that, too good and yummy!

  6. Wow! gained a pound or two just looking at this decadently delicious cake!

  7. Hey Rinku, first, allow me to wish you hubby a belated b'day! I hope he know how lucky he is to have a sweet partner like you :) (keep reminding him whenever he forgets ;))

    The chocolate ganache take the cake to a different level elle? No wonder everyone was impressed!

  8. Wow,ganache is perfect,shiny and delectable cake! Excellent recipe!

  9. very nice ! yum yum !
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  10. Awesome recipe..looks so so delicious..!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous cake,chocolate ganache looks superb and perfect for a special occasion.

  12. i agree that the ganache add that zing to the cake..lovely looking cake

  13. Cake looks soft, spongy, gorgeous, yummy and mouth watering.

  14. Love the way you baked this delicious cake. Looks awesome.

  15. wow..what a cake, looks so perfect and beautiful....I am drooling over here and I really feel like tasting it...yum yum

  16. Goshhh.. it looks ssoo yummm :) Woww.. slurpp..

  17. This cake is droolworthy..must try it sometime soon ! Visiting your spot for the first time, and must say I'm impressed !


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