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Fudge Chocolate Cake

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A Decadent Chocolate Delight Picture a slice of rich, moist chocolate cake so indulgent that it melts in your mouth with every bite. Fudge Chocolate Cake is the epitome of chocolatey decadence, a dessert that beckons all chocoholics with its deep cocoa flavor and velvety texture. This recipe showcases the art of combining premium chocolate, butter, and eggs to create a cake that’s not only a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes.

Chocoholic’s Fantasy

What sets this cake apart is its unapologetic commitment to chocolate. From the double dose of cocoa in the cake to the glossy chocolate ganache topping, this dessert is a chocoholic’s fantasy come to life.

Simplicity Meets Luxury

Fudge Chocolate Cake exemplifies how simple ingredients can yield extraordinary results. It’s the perfect balance of basic pantry staples and premium chocolate, making it accessible for home bakers yet luxurious enough for any celebration.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Fudge Chocolate Cake with these variations:

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  1. Mocha Magic: Add a teaspoon of instant coffee to the cake batter for a hint of mocha flavor.
  2. Berry Bliss: Serve slices of Fudge Chocolate Cake with fresh berries or a raspberry coulis for a fruity contrast.
  3. Nutty Surprise: Sprinkle chopped nuts, like walnuts or pecans, over the ganache for added crunch.

Closing

Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to Fudge Chocolate Cake, it’s time to savor the pure indulgence of rich chocolate in every bite. Share it with loved ones on special occasions, make it the star of your dessert table, or enjoy it as a self-care treat just for yourself. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite accompaniments with us. Happy indulging!

Tips or Notes:

  • Use high-quality cocoa powder and chocolate for the best chocolate flavor.
  • To achieve a smooth and glossy ganache, make sure the cream is hot when you pour it over the chocolate.
  • Let the cake cool completely before applying the ganache to prevent it from melting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this cake in advance?

Yes, you can make the Fudge Chocolate Cake in advance and store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you prefer to keep it longer, refrigerate it for up to a week.

Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate for the ganache?

Yes, you can use milk chocolate for a sweeter ganache, but it will have a milder chocolate flavor compared to dark chocolate.

Fudge Chocolate Cake

4.0 from 1 vote
Recipe by Alexandra Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Cook Mode

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Ingredients

  • For the Chocolate Cake:
  • 1 cup 1 (200g) granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 (95g) all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (50g) unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 salt

  • 2 large 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) whole milk

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60ml) vegetable oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) boiling water

  • For the Chocolate Ganache:
  • 1 cup 1 (175g) dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon 1 unsalted butter

Directions

  • For the Chocolate Cake:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour a 9-inch (23cm) round cake pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Add the eggs, whole milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix until the batter is smooth and well combined.
  • Stir in the boiling water until the batter is smooth. The batter will be thin, but that’s perfectly fine.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the Chocolate Ganache:
  • Place the dark chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate) in a heatproof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream and unsalted butter over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove it from the heat immediately.
  • Pour the hot cream mixture over the dark chocolate and let it sit for 1-2 minutes.
  • Gently stir the chocolate and cream together until smooth and glossy.
  • To Assemble:
  • Once the cake is completely cooled, pour the chocolate ganache over the top of the cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
  • Let the ganache set for a few minutes before slicing and serving your indulgent Fudge Chocolate Cake. Enjoy!

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