Desserts

Fudge Lovers Cake


Posted: September 21

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

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Do you ever wish that chocolate cake was...more chocolatey? Don’t worry, you are far from alone. Fudge Lovers Cake is covered with a rich chocolate ganache that fulfills your desire. Present Fudge Lovers Cake to wow someone on their birthday or any other special occasion. It will make you feel like a winning contestant on the Great British Bake-Off.


Ingredients

1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 large egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup boiling water mixed with 2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
For the chocolate ganache:
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Prepare an 8 or 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 3

Line the base of the pan with parchment paper.

Step 4

Combine the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl, thoroughly whisking together.

Step 5

Add the egg, oil, vanilla, and milk to the flour mixture, beating well for 30 seconds to fully combine.

Step 6

Pour in the boiling water mixed with the coffee, mixing until shiny. The coffee flavor will only serve to enhance the chocolate flavor. The cake batter’s consistency should be thin.

Step 7

Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan.

Step 8

Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Step 9

Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for 20 minutes.

Step 10

Move the cake from the pan to a wire rack and allow it to fully cool before frosting.

Step 11

Pour the heavy cream into a small saucepan and heat for a couple of minutes over low heat. Do not let it boil or simmer.

Step 12

Once the cream is hot, turn the stove off and remove the saucepan from the heat.

Step 13

Add in the chocolate chips, then cover the saucepan with a lid and allow it to sit until the chocolate is soft and melted, about 5 minutes.

Step 14

Uncover, slowly stirring with a wooden spoon or spatula.

Step 15

Gradually mix faster until the ganache is a creamy and smooth consistency.

Step 16

Refrigerate the ganache for 1-1 1/2 hours until thick enough to spread.

Step 17

Spread the ganache over the cake evenly.

Step 18

Serve!


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