Silky whipped ganache frosting in between layers of super moist dark chocolate cake. This scrumptious and easy made-from-scratch Dark Chocolate Cake with Whipped Ganache Frosting will satisfy your chocolate craving!
Are you a chocolate lover?
Does chocolate really make you smile?
Chocolate makes me smile … when it’s tucked in and all around a sweet, moist cake.
But, the true and official chocolate lover in our home, is the 7 year old, Easton.
I really don’t know how or where he acquired such a taste. The rest of the fam aren’t very big fans of chocolate. Maybe it was from when I was preggers with East, I’d have spoonfuls of chocolate cake batter AND brownie batter… I know what you’re thinking. Yes, with raw eggs.
Does there really need to be a special occasion when breaking out a cake?
Cake isn’t just for birthday celebrations. At least, not up in here.
We do fried cheesecake for birthdays instead.
So, when the boys come home from school to see a tall dark chocolate cake just hanging in the kitchen, they immediately ask for a (huge) slice.
Because you know when eating a slice of chocolate cake is so much helpful when doing homework.
Homework + chocolate cake = happy time!
You are going to love how simple it is to make this Dark Chocolate Cake with Whipped Ganache Frosting!
I created this cake recipe after seeing one of my main ingredients staring back at me in the refrigerator… vanilla bean Greek yogurt.
Yeah, my baking mind was churning.
Then, I instantly thought about the usual request for after school chocolate cake!
I’d have to say the dark chocolate plays a huge roll in the part. There is seriously so much dark chocolate in this cake, your toes will curl! But, the vanilla bean Greek yogurt plays a bigger part. The Greek yogurt makes it super moist! Which is important, right?
It also helps that there is melted dark chocolate swimming around in there, too!
Oh, and not to mention MORE dark chocolate with the whipped ganache frosting.
And, from there, the Dark Chocolate Cake with Whipped Ganache Frosting was baked and devoured many times over.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa (dark chocolate or semi-sweet)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
- 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup room temperature coffee or water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons butter (unsalted and real)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips over a double boil (or microwave), set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together sugars, flour, baking cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Add melted chocolate, yogurt, eggs, coffee, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
- Line the inside of each baking pan with a cut piece of parchment paper. (You may also line with non-stick spray or rub butter all around the inside and dusted flour.)
- Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 20-23 minutes. (25-28 minutes for a single sheet cake.) Test with a toothpick in the middle of the cake. It's okay if it comes out with a little bit of crumb on it. Take cake(s) out to cool in pan(s) for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
- Stir the chocolate chips, heavy cream, butter, and vanilla in a heat safe bowl over steamy boiling water (double boil). When the chocolate mixture is smooth, take off of hot water and set aside to cool. Place an empty medium mixing bowl in the freezer while the chocolate is cooling. Once the mixture is cooled down, put in the mixing bowl and mix on high speed with your electric mixer. It will start to become a creamy consistency. Once you see SOFT peaks forming, you are done mixing. (Do not over mix. It will be too stiff to frost.)
- Divide the frosting to frost the layers of cake. Store in refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.
- This cake makes one triple layer 5 inch round cake OR double layer 9 inch round cake OR one single sheet cake in a 9x13 inch pan.
Enjoy a deep, dark slice (and simple!) chocolate cake!
A slice of this Dark Chocolate Cake with Whipped Ganache Frosting was shared with: Cooking With Curls Six Sisters Stuff