Speckled Chocolate Cake With Ganache

Recipe by Kathy
MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • for the cake
  • 12
    cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 14
    cups sugar
  • 4
    ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1
    cup flour
  • for the ganache
  • 6
    ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 34
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter the bottom and sides of a 8" springform pan.
  • Line the bottom of the pan with parchment and butter the parchment paper.
  • Separate the eggs. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar for 5 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until stiff.
  • Add the 1/2 c butter to the sugar mixture. Stir in the chopped chocolate gently.
  • Stir in 1/3 of the flour gently.
  • Stir in 1/3 of the egg white folding together as lightly as possible.
  • Repeat, alternating between the flour and the egg whites.
  • Pour cake batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake cake for 50 minutes.
  • Cool cake on a wire rack.
  • To prepare gananche, heat the cream until hot but not boiling.
  • Pour the crean over the chocolate.
  • Stir occasionally while mixture is cooling. When completely cooled, beat with electric mixer until fluffy, 5-10 minutes. Do not overbeat or the mixture will be very stiff and hard to spread.
  • Place the cake back into the springform pan and top with the ganache. Wrap and chill until firm.
  • Remove from pan and serve.
Advertisement