This cake? Pure chocolatey goodness! Layers of moist, rich chocolate sponge, hugged between silky ganache, and topped with fresh raspberries for that perfect balance of flavors and textures.
- Chocolate Cake:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (260g)
- 1 cup granulated sugar (220g)
- ½ cup brown sugar (100g)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup vegetable oil (133g)
- 1 cup sour cream (240g)
- 2 tsp instant coffee
- ½ cup boiling water (120g)
- ½ cup cocoa powder, preferably Dutch processed (50g)
- Chocolate Ganache:
- 300g dark or semi-sweet chocolate (chips or chopped)
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, diced (56g)
- 1 ¾ cup heavy cream (420g)
- 1-2 packs of raspberries
- Preheat the oven to 350F and line two 8" pans with parchment paper.
- Mix flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl to get rid of any lumps.
- Add eggs, vegetable oil, and sour cream, gently whisking until combined without overmixing.
- In another bowl, mix boiling water with coffee and cocoa powder.
- Combine the cocoa mixture with the batter, gently mixing until a smooth chocolate batter forms. Avoid overmixing.
- Divide the batter equally between the lined pans and bake for around 30 minutes.
- In a saucepan, bring heavy cream and butter to a boil. Pour over chocolate, cover, wait for 5 minutes, then gently stir until a smooth ganache forms. Refrigerate until thick and spreadable (this can take a few hours).
- Once cakes are baked and cooled, level them by removing the domed tops. Layer them with generous ganache in between.
- Apply a thin layer of ganache over the cake for a crumb coat. Refrigerate until set.
- Frost the cake generously with the remaining ganache, ensuring clean edges.
- Top it off with fresh raspberries.
- Serve and savor every bite!
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