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Name:Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Layer Cake Contributor:Kirsten Lewis
Description:Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Layer Cake Posted:2004-10-25
Key words:chocolate cake Category:Desserts
ID:530 Updated:2006-01-09 10:46:21
Ingredients:2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp sifted cocoa
4 oz high-quality bittersweet chocolate
1-1/2 cups hot coffee
3 c granulated sugar
2-1/2 c flour
1-1/2 c unsweetened sifted cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1-1/4 tsp salt
3 large eggs
3/4 c vegetable oil
1-1/2 c buttermilk
3/4 tsp vanilla
Preparation:Preheat oven to 300 F.

Using a pastry brush, paint two 10" cake pans with a paste consisting of 2 Tbsp of melted butter and 2 Tbsp of cocoa and set aside.

Finely chop the chocolate for the cake and combine with hot coffee.
Let stand and stir occassionally until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Sift together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

In large mixer bowl, beat eggs until thickened and lemon colored, about
3 minutes.

Slowly add oil, buttermilk, vanilla and melted chocolate mixture to
eggs, beating until well combined.

Slowly add flour and sugar mixture and beat on medium speed just until combined.

Divide batter between pans and bake about 1 hr or until tester comes
out clean.

Cool on racks in the pans. Remove wax paper.

Ice with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache

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