Chocolate Lovers’ Dream Cake

Dive into the indulgent world of chocolate with our Chocolate Lovers’ Dream Cake. This exquisite dessert is a true masterpiece for cocoa enthusiasts, combining rich flavors and a delightful texture that will transport you to a realm of pure cocoa bliss. With a perfect balance of sweetness and decadence, this cake is sure to capture your heart and your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate shavings for decoration

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the boiling water to the batter, stirring gently until smooth. The batter will be thin, but that’s okay.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream until it just begins to boil. Remove from heat and add the chopped semisweet chocolate. Let it sit for a minute, then whisk until smooth and glossy. Allow the ganache to cool slightly before using.
  8. For the frosting, beat the butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  9. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a layer of ganache over it. Repeat with the remaining layers.
  10. Spread a thin layer of frosting over the assembled cake to create a crumb coat. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes to set the crumb coat.
  11. Apply a final layer of frosting to the cake, creating a smooth finish. Top with chocolate shavings for an elegant touch.
  12. Slice and serve this Chocolate Lovers’ Dream Cake, and savor each decadent bite.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Indulge in the ultimate chocolate experience with our Chocolate Lovers’ Dream Cake. Layers of moist chocolate cake are lavishly filled with chocolate ganache and frosted to perfection.

Nutrition information: Calories: 420, Total Fat: 25g, Carbs: 50g, Protein: 4g

Indulge in the ultimate chocolate experience with our Chocolate Lovers’ Dream Cake. Layers of moist chocolate cake are lavishly filled with chocolate ganache, ensuring every bite is a taste of heaven. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply satisfying your chocolate cravings, this cake is sure to captivate the hearts of all chocolate enthusiasts. Share the love and savor the rich, velvety goodness that this dreamy dessert brings to your table.

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