It was just sooooo good I could have eaten the whole thing by myself... so, I took most of it to work so M. and I couldn't eat it all
I got inspiration from this recipe, but deviated from the recipe as usual.
Here's what I used:
- 3 cups flour (I used self-raising)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoon baking soda (the photo has baking powder, but I did use baking soda)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup of chocolate powder (I used Tesco's drinking chocolate powder)
- 1 ⅓ cups vegetable oil
- 1 pack of buttermilk (284 ml)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup freshly brewed strong coffee (I brewed a Nescafé Dolce Gusto Americano capsule)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pack of plain chocolate
- 1 pack of milk chocolate
- +/- 200 ml of whipping cream
Spray a large round cake tin and line the bottom with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, chocolate powder.
Add oil and buttermilk and combine using the mixer on low speed.
Add eggs one at a time.
Add coffee slowly.
Mix that bad boy!!
Pour batter onto the tin.
Bang in the oven, preheated at 170ºC.
It took me about one hour for it to be baked.
When the cake is almost ready (last 10 minutes of baking), start preparing the ganache.
Easy peasy: Hot water in pan, bowl inside pan, chocolate and cream inside bowl, wait until it starts melting, mix - done!
Set it aside and let it cool for a bit.
By this time your cake should be ready, so take it out and let it cool for a bit.
I turned my cake upside down because the bottom was prettier.
Spread the ganache all over the cake,
the counter and yourself.
I must say that I was rushing so I didn't do a very good job (had to pick up J. from work)... I just wanted the cake done and ready, no time to make it look perfect!
I don't think any of these pictures makes this cake any justice! Each slice was so moist and yummy, it was great! (I really should have taken a picture of a slice)
Anyway, if you need a chocolate fix, I seriously recommend to have a go at this - I can't wait until I bake it again!