Easy, luscious cake! Will absolutely make this again!
My daughter and I have made this several times and everyone just loves it! Easy and delicious!!
I was disappointed with this cake. It was just ok. Perhaps less cooking time would have helped with the "fudgey" consistency.
This is an excellent little cake for a quick and easy dessert on a weeknight. It looks just like the picture, very moist and chocolate-y, especially with the ganache. I baked it in a 9-inch pan for 30 minutes, but next time I'll check at 25 minutes, to see if it could be even more tender (I didn't find it "fudgy" -just moist). The family enjoyed it very much.
I TRIED THIS THIS CAKE, AND I COULD ONLY TASTE THE CRUMBS, OH MY MY
THE CREW MEMBERS DEVOUR IT. I SURE WILL MAKE IT AGAIN.
Made the recipe as stated and it turned out perfectly. Make sure to use good cocoa.
made it just this weekend; doubled the cake recipe, baked in 2 8 inch pans, made the 1 c ganache; was excellent and even better the next day. the texture is perfect.
I agree with 2 others....just the right size and 1/2 the ganache would be sufficient. That along with the fact that it was moist and quick to prep made me like it. My husband loved it.
This cake took about 5 minutes to mix up and it was great! I added some Kahlua to the ganache because I thought it tasted a bit flat. Otherwise, no changes.
Substituted olive oil for the melted butter and added a tablespoon of instant espresso powder...Easy and delicious.
I used this recipe to make an "adult hostess cupcake" which I filled with a homemade cream filling and topped with chocolate ganache. Since I like my cupcakes less dense than a normal cake I used cake flour. I also added some instant espresso powder to the recipe and substituted hot whole milk for the water. They came out fantastic! If they were any less rich I don't think I'd like them! Try the milk trick!
I have made this recipe LITERALLY 30+ times...for cupcakes, layer cake, etc. I double the cake recipe to make 24 cupcakes or a layer cake. It is my never-fail choco cake recipe, and everyone always loves it! I agree 1/2 the ganache is enough for cake, BUT warm ganache over ice cream or for fruit dipping is delicious, too!
This is also our "everyday" cake - quick and easy. I agree that a half recipe of ganache is the right amount for this cake.
This is my everyday cake, it's fast and easy, everyone loves it. For a lower fat version I use unsweetened apple sauce and half the butter, it's incredibly moist! I also use this recipe for cupcakes and they are always a success.
I've made this cake twice and it came out exactly like the photo- much moister than your typical chocolate cake. I used a pure convection oven at 335 degrees for 30 mins, and Nestle brand cocoa powder. The second time I halved the recipe for the ganache and had it cover the top and just drizzle down the sides. This is a super fast, delicious chocolate cake - people were begging for the recipe!
Very good. But from the photo I expected something more dense. (My rating is not reflection on the recipe; it's a comment on the photo!) The cake is chocolaty but still cake-like; not fudgy like a flourless cake. The ganache is a nice way to dress up the single cake layer. Great weeknight dessert. My family enjoyed it.
Easy, fast & delicious. I've made this several times and it always gets rave reviews.
I've made this multiple times along with the ganache. It makes a good size dessert without a lot left over.