Paula Deen's Chocolate Ganache Cake

Recipe by LuuvBunny
READY IN: 52mins
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 1 cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cake:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour 3 (9 inch) cake pans.
  • In a large bowl,beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Add sugar,beating until fluffy.
  • Add egg yolks,one at a time,beating well after each addition.
  • In a medium bowl,combine flour and baking powder.
  • In a small bowl,combine milk,buttermilk,cream and vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture to butter mixture,alternately with milk mixture,beginning amd ending with flour mixture,beating until just combined.
  • In a medium bowl,beat egg whites at medium speed with an electric mixer until stiff.
  • Gently fold egg whites into batter.
  • Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 22-24 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes clean.
  • Let cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
  • Spread Vanilla Buttercream in between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  • Place cake in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Pour warm ganacheover top of cake letting it run down sides.
  • Garnish with chocolate covered strawberries if desired.
  • Vanilla Buttercream:
  • In a large bowl,beat butter and shortening at medium speed with a electric mixer until creamy.
  • Gradually beat in icing sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Chocolate Ganache:
  • In a medium bowl combine cream and chocolate.
  • Microwave on high in 30 second intervals,stirring between each,until chocolate is melted and smooth(about 2 minutes).
  • Let cool for 10 minutes.
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