Chocolate! Chocolate is a real treat! This chocolate cake recipe is very easy to prepare, you will enjoy a smooth cake covered with a tasty creamy chocolate ganache. Prepare this irresistible chocolate cake for your loved ones and you will see that they will love it! Join us!
- 5 Eggs
- 1 1/2 Cups buttermilk (See option 1)
- 1 1/2 Cups warm water
- 1/2 Cup coconut oil
- 2 Teaspoons vanilla
- 3 Cups all-purpose flour
- 3 Cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 Cups cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons salt
For chocolate ganache:
- 1/2 Cup dark chocolate
- 1/2 Cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter the baking pan of your choice and sprinkle with flour.
- In a bowl sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and mix.
- Add the eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth.
- Add the mixture into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes in a 350° F oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool well. Set aside.
- Heat the cream in a saucepan or in the microwave and pour it over the chopped chocolate, mix well to melt the chocolate with the heat of the cream and integrate, let stand a little at room temperature.
- Place the ganache in the refrigerator for about 2 hours to thicken.
- Spread the ganache over the cake and add cherries, chocolate in chunks, grated coconut, nuts or whatever you like.
- Serve and enjoy!
TIPS AND OPTIONS
- If you cannot get buttermilk, it can be substituted by mixing 1 1/2 cups of milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar.
- To make the filled cake, distribute the cake mix in 3 equal sized pans, bake at 350° F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry.
- You can fill it with whatever you like (jam, chocolate ganache, pastry cream with fruit, etc).
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