A deliciously soft chocolate cake draped in ribbons of chocolate ganache, made from ingredients you likely have on hand.
Although my teenage son doesn’t have a huge sweet tooth like his sister, his love language can definitely be brownies or chocolate cake, so sometimes at the end of the week, I like to surprise him with something along the lines of this deliciousness. I was looking for a new recipe to make, and asked for tried-and-trues on a local cooking facebook page that I’m on. A friend responded with this recipe, which originally came from AllRecipes, along with the suggestion to sub the water for coffee. The original recipe has a heavier frosting recipe to go along with it, but since the cake is pretty moist and light, I wanted to keep the topping the same way, so I ended up making a chocolate ganache recipe instead. Most ganache recipes call for heavy cream, which I virtually never have on hand, so you’ll be happy to see that this one doesn’t … and it’s only TWO ingredients! The original recipe also is for a two layer cake, but I switched it to a bundt pan instead.
Both the cake and ganache recipes are crazy simple and the ingredients are likely ones that you have in your pantry already, which is my favorite type of recipe. Because, let’s be honest, who wants to head to the grocery store when you’re hankering for a chocolate fix? Instead, you can be whipping this one up and enjoying it an hour later.
Nick smelled it as soon as he walked in the door, grabbing a plate and a fork before even saying hello or putting down his backpack. Truth be told, chocolate cake barely lasts a few days in the house with him, because TEENAGE BOYS, so this is the perfect recipe to have in your rotation… for when you want to surprise your kid at the end of a school day, or satisfy your own sweet tooth. You can even dress it up for company, although it’s equally perfect with drips of chocolate ganache on a nice white cake plate.
However you slice and serve it, you’ll be coming back for more.