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Divinely Chocolate Cake


  • Author: Heather L McCurdy
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 9x13 cake 1x
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Ingredients

Cake:

  • 2 cups raw sugar
  • 1 and 3/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 3/4 cup Divine Cocoa Powder
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 cup strong coffee

Chocolate Mousse:

  • 5.3 oz. Divine 38% Milk Chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar

Ganache:

  • 8 oz. Divine 70% Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

Cake:

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
    2. Grease and flour 2 – 9 inch round cake pans.
    3. Mix milk and vinegar. Let set to sour 15 minutes.
    4. Mix sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
    5. Add coffee, milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
    6. Divide between both pans and bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Approximately 30 minutes.
    7. Cool 10 minutes in pan then take out of pan to cool rest of way.

Chocolate Mousse

    1. Beat heavy cream and powdered sugar until peaks form.
    2. In double boiler, melt chocolate.
    3. Take off heat and fold in half the whipped cream.
    4. Add rest of whipped cream and fold in until completely incorporated.
    5. Refrigerate until cake is completely cooled.
    6. Top one cake with 3/4 the chocolate mousse.
    7. Place second layer on top and smooth remaining mousse over cake top.

Chocolate Ganache

    1. Heat cream until it simmers.
    2. Pour over chopped bittersweet chocolate.
    3. Whisk together until completely melted.
    4. Spoon over top of cake and spread over top and sides, completely covering cake.
    5. Refrigerate until firm.

  • Category: Dessert