Lynn's Valentine's Day-Chocolate Ganache Cake

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Feb. 12, 2013

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
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
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 471Calories from Fat 149

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.2%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 125 mg5.21%

Total Carbohydrates 75 g25%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 50 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet