Mocha Fudge Cake with Chocolate Ganache Filling and Light Butter Cream Frosting

This might sound a little awkward. But does this ever happen to you, whenever you see chocolate or hear the word chocolate or smell the beautiful aroma of chocolate, you immediately want to have chocolate or anything that has chocolate in it??

OK may be not, may be its just me making a complete fool out of myself here. :X

Well the thing is that today I left for university early this morning and only had a cup of tea with a slice of toast and some cheese on top. I thought it would be a quick trip and I would come home and have a good hearty lunch... But yeah didn't quite turn out that way and I ended up coming home at FIVE.

And on the train while coming back from University, all tired and hungry beyond anything I heard a couple of girls talking about "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (the movie) .


And just hearing the word chocolate I was salivating uncontrollably. And as for the rest you can pretty much know it.

I came home and without changing my clothes immediately started making Mocha Fudge Cake with Chocolate Ganache filling and Chocolate butter cream frosting.

MMmmmmm... and I just almost had half of it all by myself while watching the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" online ( silly you might think, but trust me when I say I have never had this much pleasure eating a cake while watching a movie. :P:P).

And about me eating half of the cake all by myself, please bear in mind while judging me that I didn't have a good hearty breakfast AND didn't have lunch at all, so I had the right to every crumb of it right??? ;);)

Make this cake and indulge in its heavenly rich texture and velvety ganache filling with light chocolate butter cream. And let your worries fly away while you eat away and watch away (oo it rhymes :P).

Oh! about the movie, its totally optional but you will have double the fun eating because you dont only physically eat chocolate but you also get to experience the chocolaty journey with Charlie (haha, now you are thinking shes a total douche). Well, I did say its optional. :P

Mocha Fudge Cake with Chocolate Ganache filling and Butter cream frosting (adapted from Good Food Magazine)

For the cake -

self raising flour - 300g
vanilla - 1tsp
eggs separated - 3
milk - 125ml
instant coffee - 4tbs (can add cocoa powder instead)
unsalted butter - 85g
caster sugar - 280g
chocolate melted - 85g
soured cream - 125ml

- preheat oven to 180c
- butter and line 2 x 2ocm baking tin
- Heat the milk and add coffee, cool
- cream the butter and sugar and whisk in the egg yolks and vanilla and melted chocolate
- fold in the flour, the cooled milk and soured cream
- whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the mixture
- pour into the tins and bake for 30min or until done.

Chocolate Ganache

cream - 240ml
butter 1tbs
sugar - 1oz
chocolate - 340g

- Heat the cream and the butter and sugar until dissolved and pour over the chocolate.

Chocolate Butter Cream

Butter room temperature - 150g
Icing sugar - 250g
Cocoa powder - 1/2tbs
boiling water - 3tsp

- beat the butter and sugar and cocoa powder and water untill light and fluffy.
- If too thick add a little more water.


Tina said...
February 6, 2012 at 3:37 AM

This is a luscious indulgence-yum! Coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven that few people can resist. Not only does this cake have great flavor but you did an amazing job on the presentation. I love the contrasting colors between the buttercream and the ganache. Great post.

Anonymous said...
February 6, 2012 at 11:16 AM

This is an insanely beautiful cake full of delicious flavours - I will take 2 please :D
Fantastic blog!

Choc Chip Uru

frosting hallucinations said...
February 6, 2012 at 5:01 PM

thanks Tina you are so lovely :)

frosting hallucinations said...
February 6, 2012 at 5:02 PM

very much appreciate your comment choc chip uru and you can have the remaining half ;)

Jenn Kendall said...
February 7, 2012 at 6:58 AM

oh my this cake looks amazing! thanks for sharing!

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