This rich and decadent chocolate cake, covered in luxurious chocolate ganache is all homemade. An easy recipe, ideal for parties and celebrations. Perfect for any chocolate lover!

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake.
This rich and decadent chocolate cake, covered in luxurious chocolate ganache is all homemade. An easy recipe, ideal for parties and celebrations. Perfect for any chocolate lover!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Adelenne. She's always coming up with great recipes which she either invents herself or adapts from various cookbooks to make her own.

Adelenne is a huge source of inspiration to our Lovefoodies Facebook group and always has a tasty recipe or two to share with us. Here, we have Adelenne's recipe for her Ultimate Chocolate Cake which she made for her little boy's birthday, and yes, he was very happy indeed!!!


Here, Adelenne has decorated her cake using Maltesers / whoppers and silver balls. Looks real pretty!
Recipe by Adelenne Lee

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Prep Time

20 - 30 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes

Yield

8 - 10 Persons

You will need

two 8 inch (22 cm) layer cake pans

Ingredients

The Cake

200 g or 7 oz or 3/4 cup good quality dark chocolate
200 g or 3/4 cup butter
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
85 g or 2/3 cup self-raising flour
85 g or 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100 g or 1/2 cup brown sugar
100 g or 1/2 cup caster sugar (fine sugar/bakers sugar)
25 g or 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
3 eggs
200 ml or Just under 1 cup sour cream
Maltesers /whoppers, silver sugar balls to decorate

The Ganache

200 g or 7 oz or 3/4 cup good quality dark chocolate
300 ml or 1 1/4 cup double / heavy cream
2 tbsp castor sugar (fine sugar)

Instructions

Make the cake

1. Grease and line 2 x 20 cm (8 inch) round cake tins.

2. Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F

3. Break dark chocolate, butter, instant coffee and 125 ml / 1/2 cup cold water into a heavy based pan. Warm at low heat just until everything is melted. Don't overheat. Set aside.

4. Sift flours, cocoa powder in a big bowl. Add sugars and mix. In another bowl, beat eggs and add sour cream. Pour melted chocolate mixture and egg mixture into the flour mixture, stir till smooth.

5. Pour into prepared tins and bake for 35 mins or till the skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin then turn onto a wire rack.

Make the ganache

6. Chop the dark chocolate in a bowl. Pour double cream and sugar in a pan and heat till it's about to boil. Off heat and pour over chopped chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and smooth. Cool mixture.

Assemble cake

7. Sandwich layers with a little ganache. Pour the rest over cake and smooth sides with a palette knife. Decorate with Maltesers / whoppers and silver sugar balls

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake.
This rich and decadent chocolate cake, covered in luxurious chocolate ganache is all homemade. An easy recipe, ideal for parties and celebrations. Perfect for any chocolate lover!

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The Ultimate Chocolate Cake. This rich and decadent chocolate cake, covered in luxurious chocolate ganache is all homemade. An easy recipe, ideal for parties and celebrations. Perfect for any chocolate lover!

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Yield: 8 - 10
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake.
This rich and decadent chocolate cake, covered in luxurious chocolate ganache is all homemade. An easy recipe, ideal for parties and celebrations. Perfect for any chocolate lover!

Ingredients

The Cake:

  • 200 g or 7 oz or 3/4 cup good quality dark chocolate
  • 200 g or 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • 85 g or 2/3 cup self raising flour
  • 85 g or 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g or 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 100 g or 1/2 cup caster sugar, fine sugar/bakers sugar
  • 25 g or 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 200 ml or Just under 1 cup sour cream
  • Maltesers /whoppers, silver sugar balls to decorate

The Ganache:

  • 200 g or 7 oz or 3/4 cup good quality dark chocolate
  • 300 ml or 1 1/4 cup double / heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp castor sugar, fine sugar

Instructions

  1. Grease and line 2 x 20 cm (8 inch) round cake tins.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F / gas 1.
  3. Break dark chocolate, butter, instant coffee and 125ml / 1/2 cup cold water into a heavy based pan. Warm at low heat just until everything is melted. Don't overheat. Set aside.
  4. Sift flours, cocoa powder in a big bowl. Add sugars and mix. In another bowl, beat eggs and add sour cream. Pour melted chocolate mixture and egg mixture into the flour mixture, stir till smooth.Pour into prepared tins and bake for 35 mins or till skewer comes out clean.
  5. Leave to cool in tin then turn onto wire rack.

Make the ganache:

  1. Chop the dark chocolate in a bowl. Pour double cream and sugar in a pan and heat till its about to boil. Off heat and pour over chopped chocolate. Stir until chocolate has melted and smooth. Cool mixture.

Assemble cake:

  1. Sandwich layers with a little ganache. Pour the rest over cake and smooth sides with a palette knife. Decorate with Maltesers / whoppers and silver sugar balls
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 722Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 4gSugar: 44gProtein: 10g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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