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Chocolate Ganache Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake, chocolate ganache
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 539kcal
Author: Laureen King
Rich chocolate cake covered in a smooth creamy chocolate ganache.
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  • cup butter softened
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder sifted
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For Chocolate Ganache
  • 10 ounces good quality chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon corn syrup


  • Heat oven to 350 F
  • Grease Valentine Bundt Pan or two 9-inch round baking pans.
  • Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, combine well.
  • In separate bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add flour mix alternating with buttermilk to butter mixture, combine until mixed.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 mins prior to inverting on wire rack.
  • After cake is cooled coat with Chocolate Ganache
  • For Chocolate Ganache: chop chocolate into small pieces, place in heavy bowl.
  • Heat cream just to boiling point, remove from heat.
  • Add corn syrup to cream, stir well, then immediately pour over chocolate.
  • Let sit for about 2 minutes, then gently stir cream and chocolate together.
  • Keep stirring gently until chocolate and cream are combined.
  • Stir slowly or you will get air bubbles in the ganache.
  • While still warm pour slowly and evenly to cover cake.
  • Decorate centre with your favorite berries.


Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 727IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 3mg