Bloggy Buddy Liz made a pretty round cake and the ganache dripped and draped down the sides... The bonus about making it in a baking dish? None of the ganache drips off the bottom, it gets trapped in the pan, those slices on the sides have some serious icing:@)
1 C A/P flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 C plus 2 Tblsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4 oz (one stick) butter, melted and warm
1 1/4 C brown sugar-I used 1 C
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C hot water-I boiled mine and took it off the heat until I was ready to use it
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1 C heavy cream
1 Tblsp sugar
- Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Sift cocoa powder into dry ingredients and whisk to incorporate. (I just sifted everything together.)
- In a large bowl mix the butter and brown sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
- Add the dry mixture and stir until just combined.
- Pour the hot water over the top and stir until just combined and smooth.
- Pour batter into a greased 8" round cake pan or greased 8" square baking dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- If using a cake pan, allow to cool on a rack for 10 minutes, run a knife around the edge and turn out onto a cooling rack. If using a baking dish allow to cool completely.
- Place chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Bring cream just to a simmer and remove from heat. Pour over chocolate and whisk until the chocolate is smooth. Add sugar and mix well. (I used chocolate chips that I heated in the microwave a bit first and added the sugar to the chocolate before adding the cream-don't tell Liz:@)
- Let the ganache cool a bit and then slowly pour it over the cake.
- Step back and admire your masterpiece!
Treat yourself to something amazing and have a happy day:@)
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