I love chocolate cake. I mean, who doesn’t? But not every recipe is the same, and I have found one that is unique, and not too difficult. The kind of cake you could serve for a nice dinner for entertaining. Like most of my newer recipes, I found this on Pinterest, but the originator, Hungry Happens, has awesome recipes and you should follow them on Pinterest and IG

The texture is dense and dark chocolate, not too sweet. The ganache topping is easier than most frostings. This cake is also fine without the ganache, if you like. 

You will need a springform pan as this cake is heavy. Also, parchment paper. 

I like to see the ingredients first, when deciding to make something: 

  • 1 cup milk/1 tbsp of vinegar- in bowl, set aside
  • 3/4 cup canola
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • In sifter, 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup cocoa, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt. 
  • 1/2 cup boiling coffee

Prepare the pan first, cutting a circle for the bottom of the pan, and then cutting straight pieces to line around the edges on the inside so they are higher than the sides of the pan. I actually had to tape mine a bit on the outside, to get them to sit right to pour the batter in. But this cake does rise a lot, and you don’t want the cake to spill. 

Mix the eggs, oil and sugar, then the milk in a large bowl. 

Blend in the dry ingredients. 

Last, mix in the coffee. 

Pour into a 8 or 9 inch papered spring form pan. 50-60 min at 325. 


I’ll update with the ganache, in the next couple of days.