A dark, moist, fluffy chocolate cake made from scratch! It’s a simple yet decadent chocolate cake recipe with the easiest coffee-flavoured chocolate ganache.
This recipe is perfect for Christmas! It is so easy to make, takes only a few minutes to prepare the batter. Just add all the ingredients in a bowl. Give it a mix and then bake until it is fully cooked.
And the coffee-flavoured chocolate ganache goes really well with this cake. It’s rich, smooth and so chocolatey! This also doesn’t take much time to prepare. You just have to heat the butter with the cream. Then add the chopped chocolate pieces. Let it sit undisturbed for around 5 minutes. Make sure you don’t stir it because the warm butter and cream mixture will melt the chocolate uniformly. Then pour freshly brewed coffee. Give it a mix.
After the cake, as well as the ganache, cools down, pour the latter over the cake. Garnish with chocolate-coated raisins. You can also use chocolate chips if you like.
It’s the perfect dessert for all your sweet cravings. So instead of buying those cake mixes, try my easy and delicious one-bowl cake recipe. Merry Christmas!
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 45 min | Total Time: 55 min
Serves: 3-4 people
For the one-bowl chocolate cake:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk (room temperature)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup warm water
Chocolate-coated raisins, for garnishing
For the coffee-flavoured chocolate ganache:
1/2 cup fresh cream
1/2 cup dark chocolate (50% cocoa), chopped
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp brewed coffee
To make the chocolate cake:
Preheat oven to 180-degree Celcius.
Grease the baking tin with oil and line the bottom with baking paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder.
Then add sugar and salt. Stir it well.
Pour buttermilk, vegetable oil and warm water. Whisk until combined.
Add egg and vanilla essence. Whisk until smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Bake on the middle rack for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centre of the cake comes out clean.
Remove from oven and keep it aside to cool down.
To make the coffee-flavoured chocolate ganache (glaze):
Add heavy cream and butter to a saucepan. Heat it over a low flame until it just begins to simmer. Turn the flame off.
Add the chocolate and give it a quick stir. Allow it to stand for about 3-5 minutes so that the chocolate softens completely.
After 5 minutes give it whisk to combine, until smooth.
Add in the brewed coffee and mix again. Allow it to cool down.
Carefully take the cake out of the pan and place it on a plate. Pour the ganache over it. Garnish it with chocolate-coated raisins.
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