You have a party coming up soon? Or do you just want some chocolate? This cake is just as easy as it is impressive! Give it a try!:)
Beat sugar and butter until smooth and creamy. About 3 min.
Add eggs, vanilla and melted chocolate.
Beat in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk.
If you don't have buttermilk, make it by mixing in a few teaspoons of lemon juice with regular milk! Works like a charm!
Spray a pan. I used a 2, 6 inch pans.
Fill and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-45 min.
I took a chunk out of the top cause I couldn't resist. It was deeeeelicious :))
Flip out of pan and cool, in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Get ready to make the ganache. Place your chocolate in a bowl.
Boil your cream slowly, in a pan.
Pour hot cream over chocolate.
Let sit for a few minutes.
Begin stirring ferociously with a rubber spatula. :)
Until perfectly smooth. Then add in your vanilla extract.
Refrigerate mixture for 15-30 min. Then with the whisk, beat on high for about ten min.
Frost your cake, spreading ganache in between the layers! Store in the fridge while you make the chocolate borders. :)
Temper chocolate carefully, don't over heat!
Measure a piece of parchment paper that goes all the way around the cake. Make any design you'd like on the paper, I made swirls, and circles. You could even do letters and words!
Wrap it around the cake, and place in the fridge for 15 min.
I had some extra chocolate so I had a little fun with it :)
Carefully peel of paper and admire your handiwork! I used some of the extra chocolate designs on the middle. :)
Ta da!! Thanks to my sisters roommate for modeling! Ain't she gorgeous?:)
Happy baking everybody!! Happy Sunday!:)
- 2/3c Chocolate
- 1/2c Butter softened
- 1.0c Brown sugar
- 3.0 Eggs
- 1.0Tbsp Vanilla
- 1/2c Flour
- 1/2tsp Baking soda
- 1.0tsp Baking powder
- 1.0tsp Salt
- 1.0c Buttermilk
- For the chocolate ganache:
- 1.0c Heavy cream +2 tbsp
- 1.0c Chocolate chips
- 1.0tsp Vanilla extract
- For the chocolate lattice:
- 1/2c Melted chocolate