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Chocolate Expresso Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Espresso Cake
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped
2 cups (256g) all-purpose flour
cup (50g) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
teaspoon salt
1 cups (300g) packed light brown sugar
1 cup (226g) unsalted butter softened
4 large eggs
8 oz freshly brewed espresso
1 tsp. vanilla extract
cup (180g) buttermilk
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chopped
6 oz heavy cream



Chocolate Espresso Cake

Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare two 8-inch round baking pans.
Chop chocolate and melt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in small bowl.
Whisk brown sugar, butter, eggs, espresso, and vanilla extract for 3 minutes. (Or about a minute with a hand-held mixer or stand mixer)
Gradually add melted chocolate and continue whisking for an additional minute.
Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture and then add buttermilk.
Pour into prepared pans.
Bake for 33 to 38 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out somewhat clean(not wet). Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges of cakes.
Invert onto wire racks; cool completely.


Place the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl.
Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a low boil, watching very carefully because if it boils for a few seconds, it will boil out of the pot.
Pour hot cream over the chopped chocolate.
Let sit for a few minutes, then whisk until smooth.
Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over a cake.




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