Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache

by Greco Roots

Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache


For the cake:

250 gr butter, melted

500 gr granulated sugar

5 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons baking powder

250ml milk

400 gr flour

100 gr cocoa powder

Orange zest, of 1 orange

For the chocolate ganache:

150 gr chocolate couverture 50%-55%

150 gr heavy cream 35%

1 tablespoon honey


For the cake:

  1. In a mixer bowl, add the butter, sugar and eggs and beat them until fluffy.
  2. As soon as the mixture is light and fluffy, remove the mixing bowl.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, baking powder, milk, orange zest, and mix with a spoon, until all of the ingredients are completely combined.
  4. Add the flour and cocoa powder and mix.
  5. Grease a cake pan and add the mixture. 
  6. Put it in the oven, and bake for 50'-60' to 180°C Fan.
  7. Ιn about 50 minutes insert a toothpick in the center of the loaf and if doesn't comes out clean and dry, then bake for little more.
  8. When ready, remove allow to cool completely.

For the chocolate ganache:

  1. Heat the heavy cream until it almost comes to a boil.
  2. Put the heavy cream in a bowl and add the chocolate and honey. Mix until a smooth mixture is formed.
  3. Now you can cover your cake with chocolate ganache.


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