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Lynn's Valentine's Day-Chocolate Ganache Cake

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Lynn demonstrates how to make a delicious Chocolate Ganache Cake that would be a great Valentine's Day dessert.
Ingredients
For the cake
  Unsalted butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  Canned chocolate syrup 16 Ounce
  Pure vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cooking spray 2 Dash
For the ganache
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Semisweet chocolate chips 8 Ounce
  Instant coffee granules 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 325°. Spray an 8 or 9" round cake pan with cooking spray, line with parchment paper and spray the parchment paper.

MAKING
1. In a mixing bowl add in the butter and sugar. Cream together with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
2. Add in the eggs, one at a time and mix.
3. Mix in the vanilla and chocolate syrup to the mixture.
4. Add in the flour and mix until just combined. Don't over mix.
5. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until just set in the middle. Let cool thoroughly in the pan.
6. For the ganache – cook the heavy cream, chocolate chips and instant coffee in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally.

FINALIZING
7. Place the cake upside down on a wire rack and pour the glaze evenly over the top, make sure to cover the entire cake and sides.

SERVING
8. Serve the Chocolate Ganache Cake for dessert with strawberries.

TIPS
Do not refrigerate the cake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Smooth
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Flour
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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1 Comment

Bettyskitchen's picture
Very romantic! --Betty :)