Start with two layers of freshly baked chocolate cake. Then make homemade chocolate frosting. Pipe the frosting on top of the bottom layer, then top with the remaining cake layer.
Instead of topping the cake with the remaining frosting, make a simple ganache in your microwave. Add chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter to a microwaveable bowl and microwave until the butter is melted. Remove from the microwave and stir until the mixture is smooth, shiny, and pourable. How easy is that?
Top the cake with this delicious ganache and spread to the edges. Then pipe the remaining frosting around the cake.
Want an ultra-rich chocolate cake? Our Test Kitchen adds a little bit of coffee to the cake batter. Coffee doesn’t leave you with a coffee or mocha flavored cake, but rather enhances the chocolate flavor. If you’ve never tried adding it before, it’ll be love at first bite.
Serve this decadent cake at celebrations throughout the year - with champagne and strawberries on Valentine’s Day, on Father’s Day to those dads with a sweet tooth, or for any chocolate-lover’s birthday. No matter the occasion, there’s always a reason to bake with a little love and a lot of chocolate.
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