Decadent Chocolate Cake With Ganache Recipe

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Decadent Chocolate Cake With Ganache
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  1. In a small bowl, combine cocoa and water; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in vanilla.
  5. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cocoa mixture, beating well after each addition.
  6. Pour into three greased and floured 9 round baking pans.
  7. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  9. For Ganache, place chocolate in a small bowl.
  10. In a small heavy saucepan over low heat, bring cream and sugar to a boil.
  11. Pour over chocolate; whisk gently until smooth.
  12. Refrigerate for 35-45 minutes or until ganache begins to thicken, stirring occasionally.
  13. For frosting, in a large mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy.
  14. Add confectioners sugar, cocoa, milk, and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  15. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 1 cup of frosting.
  16. Top with second layer and one cup ganache and sprinkle with 1/2 cup almonds.
  17. Top with third layer, frost top and sides of cake.
  18. Warm ganache until pourable; pour over cake, allowing some to drape down the sides.
  19. Sprinkle with remaining almonds.
  20. Refrigerate until serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1117.6 Kcal (4679 kJ)
Calories from fat 461.18 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51.24g 79%
Cholesterol 149.7mg 50%
Sodium 344.83mg 14%
Potassium 246.32mg 5%
Total Carbs 158.54g 53%
Sugars 114.51g 458%
Dietary Fiber 13.54g 54%
Protein 11.31g 23%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 4.5mg 25%
Calcium 76.7mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 368.65 Kcal (1543 kJ)
Calories from fat 152.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.9g 79%
Cholesterol 49.38mg 50%
Sodium 113.75mg 14%
Potassium 81.25mg 5%
Total Carbs 52.29g 53%
Sugars 37.77g 458%
Dietary Fiber 4.47g 54%
Protein 3.73g 23%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 1.5mg 25%
Calcium 25.3mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 25.8
  • 30

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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