Chocolate Cake

Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is the ultimate chocolate cake recipe. It’s rich fudgey cake covered with chocolate buttercream and topped with a decadent chocolate ganache. Would you like the recipe?

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is a crowd pleaser and a classic. It’s hard to turn up a slice. This recipe makes the most perfect cake. It’s rich in colour and flavour without being over powering, fudgey while still being light.┬áIt’s definitely a go to if you are after a chocolate hit.

Chocolate Cake Recipe with Chocolate Ganache

This cake is perfect just topped with the chocolate buttercream and chocolate ganache or you can make it into a layer cake. To make a layer cake like I’ve shown above simply double the chocolate cake and buttercream recipes.
For a full tutorial on how to make this Ultimate Chocolate Cake watch the video below.

Ultimate Chocolate Cake
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The ultimate chocolate cake recipe with chocolate buttercream and a decadent chocolate ganache
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 16
  • 3 Cups | 375g Flour
  • ¾ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 200g Butter
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup | 250ml Buttermilk
  • 1 Cup | 250ml Hot Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Instant Coffee
  • 1 Cup | 250g Butter
  • 3 Cups | 375g Icing Sugar | Powdered Sugar | Confectioners Sugar
  • ½ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons | 30ml Milk
  • 1 Cup | 250ml Cream
  • 250g Dark Chocolate, chopped
  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl sieve together the dry ingredients.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and pale.
  3. Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time beating in between each addition.
  4. Add the instant coffee to the hot water and stir to dissolve.
  5. Pour the butter milk and coffee into the large mixing bowl and add the dry ingredients.
  6. Fold the batter together until just combined and pour into a 8 inch greased cake tin.
  7. Place the cake into a 160C | 320F oven for an hour or until a skewer comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. To make the buttercream beat the butter in a large mixing bowl for about 5 minutes until light and pale and doubled in volume.
  10. Add the sugar slowly along with the cocoa powder.
  11. Use the milk to thin out the buttercream until the desired consistancey.
  12. Cut the cooled cake through the middle the a serrated bread knife.
  13. Spread ½ cup of buttercream over the cake and top with the other half.
  14. Use remaining buttercream to cover the top and sides of the cake and smooth out with a cake scraper.
  15. Place into the fridge to set.
  16. To make the ganache heat the cream up in a saucepan until it comes to a simmer.
  17. Remove the cream from the heat and pour over the chopped chocolate.
  18. Leave for 5 minutes until stirring.
  19. Once the ganache is smooth leave to thicken for 15-20 minutes.
  20. Pour the ganache over the cake and use a spatula to push it over the sides.

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