Midnight Chocolate Cake

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 8-12




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt or tube pan OR one 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, and with an electric mixer, combine dry ingredients.
  • Add the liquid ingredients (except for the boiling water), and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes for the 9x13-inch rectangular pan, or bake for 40-45 minutes if using a bundt or tube pan-- or until toothpick in center comes out clean. (Everyone's oven is different, but I baked mine for 41 minutes in a bundt pan).
  • Remove cake from oven, and cool completely on rack.
  • After cake has cooled completely, frost as desired, or dust top of cake with confectioners' sugar.
  • Ganache:
  • Place all ganache ingredients in a microwave safe dish (I use a 4 cup measuring cup) and microwave on high for approximately 1 minute--maybe a little more or less than a minute depending on your microwave.
  • Wisk together until chocolate is shiny and of "drizzly" consistency.
  • Drizzle on top of cake if you used a bundt cake or spread on cake if you used a 9 X 13 pan.
  • Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
  • **This cake makes: One 9 x 13 rectangular cake or one 10-inch bundt or tube cake.