Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe
One bowl no mixer homemade chocolate cake! It's perfectly rich and chocolatey, it has a heavenly texture with a fluffy crumb, and the fudgy chocolate ganache frosting is the crowning finish.
(scoop and level to measure)
Dutch process cocoa powder,
plus more for dusting pan
or canola oil
Chocolate Ganache (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 9 or 8 by 8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray then dust with cocoa. Shake out excess cocoa.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, 6 Tbsp cocoa, the baking soda, and salt.
Add buttermilk, oil, vanilla and eggs.
Whisk mixture until very well blended (about 1 minute).
Pour into prepared baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean, about 27 to 35 minutes.
Let cool completely on a wire rack.
Meanwhile make ganache. Place finely chopped chocolate in a medium heat proof mixing bowl.
Heat heavy cream in a small saucepan over stovetop on medium heat until just simmering.
Pour hot cream over chocolate chocolate then stir with a rubber spatula until melted and smooth. Let it cool until it's a thicker consistency, about 30 minutes* then spread over cake and slice.
*If you want ganache fluffier you can beat it with an electric mixer or by hand some to whip it up.
Another delicious frosting for this cake is chocolate buttercream.
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