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Chocolate Ganache Cake

I made this for a birthday a couple weeks ago and put the pic on my blog, since then I've had a few people ask me to post the recipe. So here it is. And it would definitely work for Valentine's too. If you put some food coloring or a little pink jello in the cool whip you'd have a pretty pink chocolate cake! And what's more romantic than that? :) Plus this cake is to die for! Even my husband who hates chocolate couldn't stop picking at it all week!

Chocolate Ganache Cake
*Now I know this looks like a long process but it's really not a hard cake to make. You just have to start the day before so that it can cool completely before each step. If you try to be hasty with this one it's easy to ruin, but if you give yourself enough time it's actually pretty easy!

1 pkg Devils Food cake
-Cook according to directions in 2 8in. round pans. Allow to completely cool. (I made the cakes the night before and let them cool overnight because if you try to cut them too soon they'll fall apart)

3/4 C heavy whipping cream
1/3 C & 2 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
6 Tbs butter
-Combine above ingredients in saucepan over low heat until smooth. Remove and cool to room temp. Then cool a little longer in the fridge.

Cut the 2 cakes in half to make 4 round cakes. Place first cake on cake plate and spread 1/3 filling then place the next cake on top and repeat for all layers, spreading 1/3 filling on each, except the top layer. Cool in fridge a couple hours.
Cover in cool whip and chocolate shavings. To make shavings peel a chocolate candy bar with a potato peeler.


Christine Archibald said...

Wow, that looks so good.

Bridget said...

This cake is SO delicious! Thanks for the recipe, Cassi!

Shalee said...

I can't wait to try this! YUM!