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Chocolate Ganache tart cake / Basic Chocolate cake recipe

Chocolate Ganache tart cake / Basic Chocolate cake recipe




Aaand it's Chocolate day today, which better day to indulge. I looooove Chocolate... To its limits. Too much chocolate can take me to a state of sugar struck, so I do enjoy chocolate moderately.

Ever since I woke up today morning I see these chocolate posts everywhere and I have been drooling all day.  I wanted to indulge so bad! So I immediately whipped up myself a cake, not an ordinary shaped cake, this is my chocolate tart cake with chocolate Ganache filling. I didn't want to overdo or innovate much this time as this was a quick idea for indulgence. This is my basic chocolate cake recipe, my got-to chocolate cake recipe. I remember my mom used to kill me when I used to experiment cakes using 5-6 eggs and finally end up with a dull cake lol. But the best part is this just requires 2 eggs and voila and yummy spongy chocolate cake! 

I made a luscious pourable chocolate Ganache to top or fill my chocolate tart cake. The chocolate Ganache is prepared by taking equal parts of chocolate chips and heavy cream. The heavy cream is bought to a boiling point and before it actually boils, pour the hot heavy cream to your chocolate chips and set aside, undisturbed for five minutes. After the almost unbelievably-long-torturous five minutes, mix well using a whisk, I just gape at how beautifully the white cream changes to a light brown and then slowly changes to darker shades of brown, until all of it is mixed well and  finally add in some butter that has been in room temperature and your luscious chocolate Ganache is ready!

 

Making cakes in a tart pan can get anxious, I mean if it gets stuck somewhere, you are done for! So the basic rules for the cake to fall off easily from the tart pan is to simply grease the tart pan well using butter, inside every nook and corners. Next bake them exactly when the toothpick inserted comes out completely clean and next allow them to cool down well for about 20 minutes at least, I am sure if you follow these steps you don't have to worry about your cake sticking to your tart pan. It works for me always! 


I love how hot chocolate and ice cream combines to do wonders to a normal chocolate cake. The chocolate tart cake is enjoyed with this hot chocolate Ganache and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Super delicious, just the same feel you get from your favorite chocolate Cafe! 😋😋

I'd like to wish all my lovely readers a very happy chocolate day and get indulging! 😉😁


Ingredients :


Chocolate cake:

  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 100 ml milk 
  • 1 1/2 cup All purpose flour /Cake flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence 
  • Salt, a pinch

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions :

  1. Preheat oven to 170 ° C. 
  2. Beat the eggs and sugar using a hand mixer until fluffy about 3-4 minutes. 
  3. Next add in your wet ingredients (milk, vegetable oil, vanilla essence)
  4. Using a sieve add in your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt). 
  5. Beat everything until well combined. 
  6. To a well greased tart pan (using butter) pour in your chocolate cake batter. 
  7. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool for 20 minutes at least least before flipping the cake unto your serving dish. 

Chocolate Ganache :

  1. Heat the heavy cream just before it comes to a boil.
  2. Pour the hot heavy cream to your bowl of chocolate chips and keep it undisturbed for 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk slowly , and add 1 tbsp butter to give it that glossy effect.
  4. Fill your chocolate tart cake with this chocolate Ganache and indulge!🤤

Notes:

  • If you don't have a tart pan you may use your normal cake pan for this. 
  • To thicken your ganache, keep your ganache at room temperature for 15 minutes. 


Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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