Friday, January 27, 2012

Sweet Treat Tuesday-Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache {Repost}

Since it's National Chocolate Cake Day, I thought I'd repost this delicious chocolate cake I made last May. Enjoy!

Last night we celebrated my father-in-law's birthday with this cake. It turned out very yummy and was devoured by all! I had all of the ingredients in my fridge and pantry, which is always a plus. It is definitely a chocolate cake, so be prepared to drink a whole glass of milk or serve this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can either serve this with the chocolate ganache recipe I have listed or just dust it with powdered sugar. If the word ganache scares you, it's just a thin icing. This is easy and will impress. If you don't have a bundt pan, I have no doubt it would work fine in any other pan, it rises nicely. I might just have to try it as a layer cake with something in between. Do note that the batter for this cake is very thin, don't worry, it's supposed to be like that. Definitely make this cake, mmm good!

Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache
from Food52 and

For cake:
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cups dutch process cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Cocoa Powder.)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup buttermilk (make your own here.)
1 cup freshly brewed strong black coffee
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

For chocolate ganache (optional):
3 ounces chocolate, chopped (I used semi-sweet chips, bittersweet is suggested.)
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

For cake:
Preheat oven to 350.

Either spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray (this is what I did), or butter a bundt pan and dust the inside with cocoa powder or flour. Next, sift together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl. Set aside. 

In a mixer on low add the milk, coffee,  oil, eggs and vanilla one at a time. Mix until all ingredients are smooth and incorporated. Then, with the mixer still on low speed, slowly add in the dry ingredients. Once all of the flour mixture is added, mix the batter for a full 4 minutes on medium speed.

After you've mixed the batter for 4 minutes on medium speed, pour the batter into the bundt pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a cake tester or tooth pick comes out clean. Allow cake to cook in pan for 5-10 minutes on a wire rack, and then invert onto serving plate (or keep on a wire rack) and allow to cool to room temperature.

Top cake with chocolate ganache (directions below) or dust with powdered sugar. This cake would also be delicious served warm with ice cream on the side. Mmmm.... good!

For chocolate ganache:
In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. In a heatproof bowl, combine 3 ounces of chopped chocolate with the corn syrup and butter. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let stand until melted, about 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Let the ganache glaze cool until thick but still pourable, about 5 more minutes.

Pour the ganache over the cooled cake.Let the cake stand until the glaze is set, at least 30 minutes, before serving.


cocoa and coconut said...

What an impressive looking cake. Bundt cakes always look good. No wonder this was thoroughy enjoyed - and appreciated by the birthday boy I'm sure. Also, I find that runny batters always produce a great, moist, chocolate cake. I'll have to investigate why..

Rhondi said...

This cake looks amazing!

Siggy said...

OMGracious, that looks UNBELIEVABLE!!! Chocolate Cake is my FAVORITE and I can see how rich, moist, and chocolate-y it is and am seriously dying. SOOO amazing!

Alison said...

Yum! Will have to try this soon.

Abby said...

YUM! I am trying to think of an excuse to make this right now :)

Avril said...

Hello there BEEEEE-utiful BUNDT cake! Oh, do I love BUNDT cakes....and yours just looks over the top yummy! Thanks for sharing...can't wait to make this recipe myself. :-)

KimA said...

I made this cake today and it is wonderfully moist, oh so chocolatey. Definitely a keeper!
Oh and a big glass of milk goes great with it

amber@This Mommy Cooks said...

Oh KimA I'm so glad it turned out well for you!! It is so good. I'm really surprised we still have some left! =)

Unknown said...

Hi there

I came over from It's a Keeper Thursdays and this looks amazing. I so love chocolate on chocolate!

carolinaheartstrings said...

My daughter would love love love this. Looks fantastic.

keatseatsblog said...

mmm, this looks great! I just did a chocolate and ganache pound cake, but I felt like it was too dry (not that it looks like you're having that problem!), so I made it into bread pudding. It was AWESOME. Just an idea :) ALSO-- I'd love for you to link this up to my Sweet Treats Party today!! Hope to see you there,

Julie said...

Chocolate on chocolate...looks like heaven to me. Yum!

Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World said...

This looks so rich and yummy! Hello from a new follower- looking forward to seeing what else you are making!


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