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    Decadent Chocolate Cake With Ganache

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    1 hr 5 mins

    40 mins

    25 mins

    Nolan'sMom's Note:

    This gorgeous layer cake comes from a Taste of Home magazine. The cake is moist and dense with a rich ganache filling. Enjoy it with alone or with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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    • 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
    • 1 cup whipping cream, heavy
    • 2 tablespoons sugar



    • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


    1. 1
      In a small bowl, combine cocoa and water; set aside.
    2. 2
      In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    3. 3
      Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    4. 4
      Beat in vanilla.
    5. 5
      Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture, beating well after each addition.
    6. 6
      Pour into three greased and floured 9" round baking pans.
    7. 7
      Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
    8. 8
      Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
    9. 9
      For Ganache, place chocolate in a small bowl.
    10. 10
      In a small heavy saucepan over low heat, bring cream and sugar to a boil.
    11. 11
      Pour over chocolate; whisk gently until smooth.
    12. 12
      Refrigerate for 35-45 minutes or until ganache begins to thicken, stirring occasionally.
    13. 13
      For frosting, in a large mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy.
    14. 14
      Add confectioners sugar, cocoa, milk, and vanilla; beat until smooth.
    15. 15
      Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 1 cup of frosting.
    16. 16
      Top with second layer and one cup ganache and sprinkle with 1/2 cup almonds.
    17. 17
      Top with third layer, frost top and sides of cake.
    18. 18
      Warm ganache until pourable; pour over cake, allowing some to drape down the sides.
    19. 19
      Sprinkle with remaining almonds.
    20. 20
      Refrigerate until serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 12, 2011


      The cake was good, but everyone agreed way too much chocolate.

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    • on September 16, 2010


      I've died and gone to chocolate heaven!!!!! I've been craving something chocolatey for a couple days now and decided to make this recipe. I am so glad I did. One of the best cakes I have ever made and tasted!!!! Thanks for an awesome recipe!!!!

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    • on April 20, 2009

      My family loved this cake! but i personally dint want to add nuts...i used lesser sugar for the frosting and the cake....i made a cake for 6 servings....:)

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    Nutritional Facts for Decadent Chocolate Cake With Ganache

    Serving Size: 1 (270 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1379.8
    Calories from Fat 905
    Total Fat 100.6 g
    Saturated Fat 60.5 g
    Cholesterol 171.2 mg
    Sodium 655.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 142.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 22.8 g
    Sugars 80.3 g
    Protein 23.1 g

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