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Delicious Chocolate Cake with awesome Ganache topping and chocolate balls as decoration

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Delicious Chocolate Cake

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It’s moist, rich, and full of chocolatey goodness that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Perfect for dessert or any special occasion.

  • Author: EsmeSalon.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake (2 layers) 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts

Ingredients

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Cake Batter

Icing

ALTERNATIVE: Ganache Topping

  • 1/2 cup fresh cream
  • 2 slabs plain chocolate, broken into pieces.

Instructions

Batter Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, sift flour and baking powder, cocoa powder.
  3. Add the rest of the dry ingredients.
  4. Then, add eggs, vanilla, oil, and milk.
  5. Mix with an electric beater for 1 minute.
  6. Then add water, mix well.
  7. Pour the batter into 2 greased baking tins.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 mins.
  9. Icing:
  10. Mix well together with an electric beater!

Ganache Topping:

  1. Heat cream until it reaches a simmer, do not boil.
  2. Pour over broken chocolate pieces.
  3. Mix well until it’s well blended.
  4. Once it’s cooled, pour over the cooled cake gently.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 508
  • Sugar: 40
  • Sodium: 182
  • Fat: 27
  • Saturated Fat: 11
  • Unsaturated Fat: 14
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 61
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 6
  • Cholesterol: 77

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History of the Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is made with chocolate. It can also include other ingredients. These include fudge, vanilla creme, and other sweeteners.
The history of chocolate cake goes back to 1764 when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones.
In 1828, Coenraad van Houten of the Netherlands developed a mechanical extraction method for extracting the fat from cacao liquor resulting in cacao butter and the partly defatted cacao, a compacted mass of solids that could be sold as it was “rock cacao” or ground into powder.
The processes transformed chocolate from an exclusive luxury to an inexpensive daily snack.

I quote: Wikipedia but continue to read the rest of this Chocolate Cake story

Now we know something about Chocolate Cake, but what’s the origin of Cake?

The word cake is of Viking origin, derived from the Norse word “kaka.” The first cakes ever made are actually quite different from the ones we eat today

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Conclusion:

Do not forget to try out this delicious Chocolate Cake on Chocolate Cake Day (27th January) and let me know what you think of it 

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2 thoughts on “Delicious Chocolate Cake”

    • You’re very welcome Robbie – Hope you will enjoy and try it out. I know you have tons of your own, thus so good to hear from you. Although late, but Happy New Year to you and yours

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