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Spectacular Chocolate Cake Recipe

This spectacular Chocolate Cake Recipe with frosted cherries will not disappoint. The cake is chocolate with chocolate ganache and some snowed cherries. Yum

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, chocolate ganache
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 slices
Calories 505 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

For Cake

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter at room temperature
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 7 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate broken into pieces
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Nonstick Spray

For Ganache

  • 4 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar chopped
  • 14 oz Can of Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 Cup butter

For Cherry Toping

  • 20 Cherries with stem
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
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Instructions

For Cake

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. In the mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Mix for 3-5 minutes
  3. Melt the chocolate and milk together in a small pot over medium heat. Stir until combined and let it cool
  4. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt
  5. Add the vanilla and egg yolks to the butter mixture gradually with the mixer on medium speed
  6. Pour half of the chocolate to the butter mixture, alternating with the flour.
  7. Grease 2x 8" pans with nonstick spray
  8. Divide cake dough into the pans and bake for 20-25 minutes
  9. Remove from oven en let them them cool in the cake pans for 10 minutes. Unmold and let the cool on a baking rack

For Ganache

  1. On a double boiler, melt the chocolate and condensed milk. Add the butter and keep stirring until mixture thickens. It can take about 15- 20 minutes approximately.
  2. It is better to pour it on the cake while hot

Assembling Cake

  1. Place one layer of cake and pour the some of the hot ganache
  2. Place the second layer of cake on top
  3. Pour the rest of the hot ganache so it covers the sides.
  4. Place cake in the fridge to set

Frosted Cherries

  1. In a little bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy
  2. In another bowl pour the sugar
  3. Dip each cherry in the egg whites and then in the sugar until coated
  4. Place the dipped cherries on top of the cake in a pyramid fashion
  5. Enjoy
Nutrition Facts
Spectacular Chocolate Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 630IU13%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.