Decadent Chocolate-Lemon Ganache Cake

Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 5 hrs 30 mins

2003 Southern Living Cookoff Cookbook. Cooking time includes 5 hours chilling time

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat whipping creamand 2 t. lemon rind in large saucepan over medium-low heat until hot. Add chocolate chips and cook 5 min or until melted, stirring constantly. Cool, cover and chill at least 5 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, melt unsweetened chocolate and 1 T. lemon rind in small saucepan; let cool.
  3. Stir together flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. Beat butter until creamy; add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended. Stir in vnilla. Add flour mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning and ending with dry things. Stir in melted unsweetened chocolate mixture just until blended. Divide batter among 3 lightly greased 9-inch round cakepans.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25 min or till tests clean. Cool in pans on racks 10 minute Remove from pans and cool completely on racks.
  6. Meanwhile, beat chilled whipping cream mixture at medium until soft peaks form. Be careful not to overbeat. Frost cake. Store in fridge.
Most Helpful

Excellent. Very rich, chocolaty and lemony. Made as directed. Thank You. Made For ZWT7~Emerald City Shakers.

MomLuvs6 June 30, 2011

Wow - what a cake and I am such a sucker for anything with ganache. The lemon came from my garden and I forgot to melt the choc for the batter so added the the choc chips at the end but maybe that's better as it's less likely to overpower the lemon. This dessert vanished very fast !! Made for ZWT 7.

katew June 14, 2011