Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fudge Cake with Chocolate Ganache...12 weeks of Christmas

I love ganache. I love chocolate cake. The two together make a perfect dessert for the holidays...actually anytime!

This is very rich and some people might want a small slice...SOME people...not me. I can handle it!

 The cake is moist and oh so chocolaty. The ganache thick and creamy.

 Every bite a treat.

1 c. flour
1/4 c. and 2 T. cocoa
1/2 tsp.baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. melted butter, warm
1 1/4 c. light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. water

Mix the dry ingredients together. Mix the eggs and brown sugar, add the vanilla and melted butter. Add the flour mixture, and mix. Add the hot water and mix until smooth. Pour into a greased 9 inch pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes, run a knife around the sides and remove from pan to cool completely.

Melt 3/4 c. chocolate chips in the microwave and add 1/2 to 3/4 c. heavy whipping cream. Mix until smooth and pour over the cake.

Be sure to check out the other bakers, and thanks to Meal Planning Magic for hosting this blog hop.


Mary said...

Laurie, this sounds wonderful. I love fudge cakes and your photo is tugging at my heart. I've no chocolate desserts planned for the holiday and I'm starting to regret that. I hope you have a great holiday. Blessings...Mary

Katerina said...

This is my kind of sweet! Chocolatey and sinful!

sue said...

Oh that looks like heaven on a plate.

Beth said...

What a yummy treat! I'd probably go for a small slice, but I'd do it often enough that it would equal a big slice!

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

Holy yummy! I'm with you...a small slice of this wouldn't do. :-)

Trisha said...

Ooooh, thats a lovely chocolate cake!

Barbara Bakes said...

This is an oh wow picture and recipe. It looks decadent!