Ghana Foods

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Love chocolate? Then this tender, luxurious layer cake is for you. With a ganache glaze and a fabulous bittersweet filling, the indulgence is so worth it. 


TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling         MAKES: 16 servings

 

Ingredients

2-1/2 cups 2% milk

1 cup butter, cubed

8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

3 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

FILLING:

6 tablespoons butter, cubed

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

2-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

GANACHE:

10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

 

Directions

#1. In a large saucepan, cook the milk, butter and chocolate over low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; let stand for 10 minutes.

 

#2. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat eggs and vanilla; stir in chocolate mixture until smooth. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture and mix well (batter will be thin).

READ ALSO:   Lamb and Peanut Butter Stew (Nkatsenkwan)

 

#3. Transfer to three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

 

#4. For filling, in a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate. Stir in confectioners’ sugar and cream until smooth.

 

#5. For ganache, place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Cool, stirring occasionally, until ganache reaches a spreading consistency.

 

#6. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with half of the filling. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread ganache over top and sides of cake. Store in the refrigerator.

Yield: 16 servings.

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