Dark Chocolate Ganache Cake

Dark Chocolate Ganache Cake

I am starting your week off with a delicious, moist and borderline decadent Dark Chocolate Ganache covered cake recipe. It is sometimes hard to believe that a pod from a tree can result in such a delicious recipe. The cacao tree gifted us with its cacao pods and when processed they turn into cocoa powder or cocoa butter. I am a happy Taste of Home blogger and this ganache yumminess and more can be found HERE.

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What You Need

For The Cake

Dark Chocolate boxed cake mix ( Like duncan hines classic dark chocolate fudge cake mix)

1 Cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 Eggs

Ganche frosting-

16 ounces bittersweet chocolate ( chopped)

2 Cups heavy whipping cream

5 tsp. Light corn syrup

Before You Start-

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare cake pan according to directions.

Lets make it! Prepare cake according to directions set aside to cool for 10 minutes then remove from cake pan and place on serving plate.

Add chocolate pieces to a large mixing bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream and corn syrup just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; stir with a spoon or whisk until smooth.

Let stand at room temperature to cool and thicken slightly, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Mixture will be very soft, but will thicken when spread onto cake.)

Spread ( pour) ganache over the top and sides of the cake.

Katies Tid Bits* Try this with a yummy chocolate chip cake mix too


Have you made ganache in the past?


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  1. Oh…yum…looks delicious!! Have a happy Monday, Katie!

  2. You can never have enough chocolate and thank you Katie for sharing this here this Monday morning to start my Monday off on the right foot!! :)

  3. You had me at chocolate…sign me up :))) I love cake!!! Happy Monday doll xx

  4. I so wish I could eat eggs because this looks delicious!

    • Oh that is a miserable, ( I know, trust me) Have you been to the website ” kids with food allergies ,org” It has some egg substitute suggestions. Maybe you could use the ganache over a cake you can make egg free or with an egg substitute. Hugs!

  5. What a perfect way to start the day – thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you my friend happy to get your day off to a great start xo

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  6. This looks delicious! I have never had this kind of cake before. =)
    Pinned to my dessert board. Have a great week!

  7. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    I make an amazing Chocolate Ganache cake too! And there’s really nothing like it, especially if you LOVE chocolate. It’s my go-to cake when we’re hosting. Thanks so much for sharing, Katherine!
    Have a great day,

  8. Almost looks like fudge cake.

  9. Wow, this looks good. I absolutely love chocolate, anything chocolate. I’ve got to try this.

  10. I heart this

  11. Yummmm! I am loving your blog here! I also need to remember to link up at your party on Thursday! I have one too if you want to link up. Its Worthwhile Wednesdays thecraftiestallie.blogspot

  12. Yum! This looks delicious and I love a gluten and dairy free version–made with Betty Crocker’s gluten free cake mix and dairy free ganache. (made with 70% cacao chocolate and non dairy creamer) Thanks for the inspiration! Aloha, Lori

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