I love everything chocolate! Cake, bars, brownies; the list and possibilities is endless. I was looking for a chocolate cake recipe but yet with a ittle something extra and this cake definitely has it! You get the homemade, from scratch, dense chocolate cake with a white buttercream icing. This gives the similar taste of a whoopie pie cookie with the dark chocolate and the sweet buttercream. Then literally the icing on the cake is the ganache you pour over the finished iced cake. It's delicious. Enjoy!

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Frosting:

  • 1 1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff

Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • sprinkles

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. In a large mixing bowl mix butter, sugar and salt. Beat until fluffy. In a separate bowl whisk the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Beat the eggs into the butter mixture one at a time. Mix together the milk with the vanilla.

On low speed add part of the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat until combined then add half the milk, another part of the flour, the remaining milk then the remaining flour. Scrape the bowl. Pour batter into pans. Bake 30 - 35 minutes. Cool 5 minutes then continue cooling on wire racks. Cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, beat butter on medium speed for two minutes. Add the sugar and beat 6 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and then marshmallow fluff just until combined. Frost the cake with a nice thick layer of frosting in the middle. Refrigerate for 25 - 30 minutes before pouring the ganache on top. To make the ganache, Iheat the whipping cream over medium heat until it comes to a simmer. Pour over the chocolate, cover for 5 minutes and then stir. Once the chocolate is wrm but not hot, pour over cake, allowing it to drip down over the sides. Top with sprinkles.

What do you think?
I love, love love this cake!! It's a chocolate lover's dream -- I should know.
Janice Stuckless


Mom, wife, baker, cook and lover of every cookie cutter and kitchen gadget there is, that's me!