Chocolate fudge cake with peanut butter buttercream and chocolate ganache


by: Oh Sweet Day!


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serves: 8

Chocolate Fudge Cake

2 cups granulated sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 cup sour cream, room temperature

1/2 cup canola oil

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup hot brewed coffee

Peanut Butter Buttercream

1 1/2 cups smooth and creamy peanut butter

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup heavy cream

Chocolate Ganache

200 grams dark chocolate, cut into small chunks

2/3 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon corn syrup

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate fudge cake with peanut butter buttercream and chocolate ganache

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories: 1218

  • Total Fat: 64.7 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 23.4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 112.7 mg
  • Sodium: 969.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 146.5 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 7.2 g
  •     Sugars: 100 g
  • Protein: 22.1 g

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1.  To prepare the cake, preheat oven to 350F. Grease three 8-inch cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper.

2.  In a large bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Crack in the eggs, spoon in the sour cream, and pour in the oil and the vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.

3.  Pour in the hot coffee, slowly mix until smooth and liquidy.

4.  Pour batter in the prepared pans, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

5.  Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cake cool in pan for 15 minutes. Then invert it and let cool completely.

6.  To prepare buttercream, beat peanut butter and butter for a few minutes in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Add powdered sugar and turn the mixer on low, beat until the sugar incorporates with the butter. Add vanilla and heavy cream, beat on medium speed for another 3 minutes, or until buttercream becomes light and fluffy.

7.  To assemble the cake, place one cake layer on your serving plate and spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Place another cake layer on top, and gently press down a little bit. Spread with another 1/3 cup frosting. Place the last layer of cake on top, smear frosting on the top and sides of the cake.

8.  Transfer the remaining buttercream to a piping bag with a large round tip. Set aside.

9.  Cover and refrigerate the cake when you prepare the ganache.

10.  To prepare ganache, place the chocolate, heavy cream and corn syrup in a medium heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir the mixture using a wooden spoon until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes.

11.  Remove cakes from the refrigerator. Pour ganache over the top of the cakes. Use an offset to gently push the ganache over the sides of the cake to create the dripping effect.

12.  Refrigerate the cake for 5 minutes to set the ganache before piping the big dollops of buttercream on top as garnish.

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