If you're not a fancy cake decorator but you want to make a cake to impress a crowd, this cake kills it every time! You won't need a special pan or tools or equipment. And it's from scratch... which I know some of you love! I call it my "Killer Chocolate Cake".
You can bake it in a 9"x13" pan and either serve it straight out of that pan, or flip it onto a platter. Then, pour the ganache over the top. You really can't go wrong pouring rich, delicious ganache over a warm chocolate cake, right?
I'm right. I know it.
Wait - one more thing. This is not actually a new recipe. This is a cake recipe I've shared before topped with a ganache recipe I've shared before. I know, I know... I work way too hard. Ha! Some days a girl needs to do what's easy... agreed?
Here's how you pull it together:
The cake is is the One Bowl Chocolate Cake (from scratch!) and you'll find the recipe here. I know some of you hate to land at a post only to find out you have to click to another post for the recipe, but really - it would be silly for me to re-write recipes when I can just link to them. Especially when I'm just combining two recipes that I already have posted.... right? At least that's the way I see it... I hope you won't hold it against me!
For today's post - you get to click over twice! Fun, right? 🙂 I'm truly only here for your entertainment! So there's the cake and....
After the cake is done and slightly cooled, make up a batch of ganache. You can find the ganache recipe here. I like to flip the cake onto my big rectangular platter - it just looks pretty - but I have served it straight out of the pan with no shame. Do whatever works for you!
Flip it, don't flip it... whatever you do, the next step is to pour ganache over the top, and then grab a fork. And eat it. Or a knife, if you plan to share ... haha! OH and this one I was taking to a Valentine's banquet at church, so I added some heart sprinkles to make it a little more festive.
And that's it. You're ready to rock and roll and the cake will be a hit - trust me!