Chocolate Ganache Cake

“Quite a rich and dark chocolate cake. It works best to prepare the cake the night before, and then the ganache the next day.”
READY IN:
1hr 45mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 cake
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift the flour with the salt, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the sugar into the butter.
  3. Add the eggs to the sugar / butter.
  4. Alternately add the flour mixture, yoghurt and boiling water to the sugar / butter.
  5. Add the mixture to two 9" circular pans and bake in the oven at 350F for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out dry.
  6. Cool the cakes while you make the ganache (overnight works best).
  7. For the ganache, mix the sugar into the cream and heat in a saucepan at medium.
  8. Bring it to a light boil, and then pour over the baking chocolate squares in a medium bowl.
  9. Mix until the chocolate is all melted, and the mixture is not lumpy.
  10. Then place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes, until it has thickened.
  11. Pour a little ganache over one of the baked cakes, and then place the second cake on top of the first one.
  12. Pour the rest of the ganache over the two cakes, and then leave to cool.

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