The Best Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Of the hundreds of dessert recipes I have on my blog, I realized that I didn’t have a chocolate cake recipe so I changed that.

With the easiest, one-bowl, five minute, from-scratch chocolate cake you’ll ever make.

If you’re addicted to cake mix, you can break free. I’ve been there.

I made this cake without a mixer and it was ready to go from bowl to oven in less than five minutes with just a couple turns of the whisk.

I’m the first to admit that cake mixes can be great because they’re convenient, the results are nearly guaranteed, and they produce moist and light cakes.

This scratch cake does the same.

Except it’s darker, richer, and more intensely chocolaty than a cake mix chocolate cake, which is a good thing if you like a nice dark, deeply chocolaty, chocolate cake.

One way in which I kept the cake moist was by adding yogurt, which can be replaced with sour cream if that’s what you have on hand. Just don’t use light or diet yogurt or sour cream. Use thicker or Greek-style full-fat yogurt. You’re making chocolate cake, not diet food, so forego the watery diet yogurt.

I also kept the use of baking powder to a bare minimum because I find it dries out cupcakes, muffins, and cakes. The recipe uses just enough to give the cake lightness and lift so that it isn’t confused with the denser and flatter chocolate slab that we all know as a brownie.

Finally, I do love butter and will almost always choose butter over oil in baking; except when baking a cake. Oil produces a moister cake in my experience and since all that lovely buttery flavor is going to be masked anyway from the cocoa powder, you’re not giving up anything in the flavor department and gaining worlds in the moisture category by using oil rather than butter. A win-win for oil.

Not sold on the cake yet? Allow me to sell you on the chocolate ganache.

Ganache is made by heating cream and pouring it over chocolate and I kept this ganache super simple by heating the cream in the microwave. You could heat it over the stove, but why bother.

The beauty of the ganache is that even after it sets up, it still has a juicy quality to it in comparison to say buttercream frosting, which can become a bit hardened around the edges after it’s been exposed to air for a few hours. Crunchy frosting is never a good thing.

If frosting can taste elegant and classy, this ganache is how; as opposed to this frosting which is more along the lines of a finger-lickin’ good frosting.

There’s no sugar added to the ganache and it’s only as sweet as the chocolate you select, which in my case was semi-sweet chocolate chips. Go as milky or dark as you enjoy. Feel free to spike your ganache with a couple tablespoons of bourbon, rum, or a fancy flavored liqueur.

Skylar requested this cake for her next birthday and Scott said, “Good idea, honey. This cake does taste like chocolate birthday cake tastes.”

Yes, of course it does because most chocolate birthday cakes are cake mix cakes.

Now you can bypass the cake mix and make this in five minutes instead.

The Best Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Ganache - The best chocolate cake I've ever had, and the easiest to make! Nothing fussy or complicated & delivers amazing results every time!  

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The Best Chocolate Cake With Chocolate Ganache

This is the best chocolate cake I've ever had or made, and it's the easiest. One bowl, no-mixer, no creaming ingredients, and nothing funny. This cake is fast, easy, and always delivers amazing results. You can bake it as cupcakes, too. The ganache is rich and velvety, and the perfect pairing with this deep, dark, not-too-sweet, and very moist cake. The cake is a reader favorite!

Yield: one 9-by-9-inch square cake, 12 generous pieces

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: about 25 minutes

Total Time: 90 minutes, to allow for cooling

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake

1 large egg

1 cup granulated sugar

6 ounces plain, vanilla, or chocolate yogurt (thicker Greek-style preferred, do not use diet, fat-free or light yogurt; sour cream may be substituted)

1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup brewed coffee, room temperature or warm

1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt, optional

Chocolate Ganache

9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (about 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips)

3/4 cup heavy cream or half-and-half

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or optionally use 1 to 2 tablespoons rum, bourbon, coffee-, orange-, raspberry-, chocolate-flavored liqueur)

Directions:

Cake - Preheat oven to 350° F.  Line a 9-by-9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking or grease and flour a 10-inch round cake pan; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl combine egg, sugar, yogurt, oil, vanilla, and whisk until smooth and combined. Add coffee, cocoa powder (I used Hershey's), and whisk vigorously until batter is smooth and free from lumps.

Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and whisk vigorously until batter has just combined, about 1 minute. Note about coffee: The coffee does not make the cake taste like a coffee-flavored cake. Rather, it brings out and enhances the flavor of the cocoa powder and adds depth of flavor; I highly recommend coffee but use water if you must. The coffee can be any temperature other than piping hot; you don’t want to scramble the egg.

Pour batter, which is a loose and fairly runny batter, into prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until top has set and a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in pan completely, at least 30 minutes, before adding ganache or frosting the cake, or before slicing and serving. Unfrosted cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or store frosted cake in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Chocolate Ganache - Place chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl and heat on high power for 1 minute to soften chocolate; set aside.

In a small microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup, heat the cream (I used half-and-half) on high power just until it begins to bubble and show signs of boiling, about 60 to 75 seconds.

Pour hot cream over chocolate and let it stand about 1 minute. Whisk vigorously until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth and velvety.

Add vanilla or optional flavorings and stir to combine. Set bowl aside for about 10 minutes, allowing ganache to cool and thicken a bit. Whisk mixture briefly before pouring all of it over the cake. Lightly smooth and spread the ganache with a spatula or offset knife. Allow ganache to set up for at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving the cake; or speed this process up by placing pan in the refrigerator or freezer briefly.

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White and Dark Chocolate Cream Cheese Chocolate Cake Bars – these use cake mix but the preparation method isn’t traditional

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Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting – my favorite brownie base recipe which is as easy as making brownies from a box, I promise; and it’s the brownie base I use for all brownies before doctoring them up with other add-ins or tweaks

Frozen Chocolate Pudding and Wafer Cake (No-Bake, 3 ingredients)

Chocolate Cake Batter Milkshake

Do you have a favorite from scratch cake recipe?

Feel free to link it up; chocolate, yellow, vanilla, carrot, red velvet, whatever it is as long as it’s amazing.

How often do you use cake mixes?

I did a 15 Recipes Using Cake Mix (But None of Them Actually Make a Cake) post and since then, I’ve really cut down on the amount of cake mix I use. They have their time and place, and I will always use them I’m sure.

However, I’d like to post more classic type recipes on my blog and an easy, but practical, tasty, and moist chocolate cake from scratch was a good place to start.

   

257 Responses to “The Best Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache”

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    j3nn — August 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    You must read my mind! I made a chocolate cake today, too!! Mine is GF and doesn’t have ganache, though. That looks sinfully delicious.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 27th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      And it’s sinfully EASY. Trying to branch out and post a few classics in taste, without the classics in workload, so to speak :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 27, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I was just sitting here going through my reader and then your post pops up and I was about to lick my screen. I was craving a dark chocolate dessert earlier this evening and you make me want to get in my kitchen right now at 10pm and bake up this delicious looking cake! The ganache on it looks absolutely DIVINE. Heaven, girl!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 27th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

      Girl I do my best baking from 10p – 2am. House is quiet and I can concentrate and that’s when I want my goodies anyway :)

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    luvwhatyoudo — August 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Wow! That has my mouth watering like crazy!
    You can never have too much chocolate : )

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    Ala — August 27, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    If you knew I was looking for a ganache-drenched chocolate dessert that would finally convert my mom onto Team Chocolate Cake, thanks for humoring that psychic connection. This looks absolutely delectable, and has been bookmarked for my next trip to the oven. Thanks for sharing!

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    Leslie — August 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    You had me at chocolate and 5 minutes!!!!!!! I love every part of this cake!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    Averie, you’ve done it. You’ve created a huge masterpiece. This recipe is going to BLOW UP, I just know it. Cake mixes can only take you so far because sometimes you just have to tie up the apron and really prove your impeccable baking skills by making something classic, something homemade. Something that will stand the test of time. My mom makes timeless recipes and whether it’s shortening or butter, cocoa powder or baking chocolate… the recipes will last forever.

    Dense, rich, moist, with a teeny dash of BP. It looks like you added *just the right amount too. That can be tough, especially for a whole cake. And I love the SMALL recipe this makes. A 9×13 cake is only good for parties, not for a family of 3 or a little couple of 2 like me! THis recipe is the epitome of pure indulgence and I’m so glad you took the time to explain everything. I’m in love!!!! And I know how hard you worked on this!

    Pictures. I’m speechless. They’re perfect.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 27th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

      I hope it does blow up b/c I am guilty as charged of blogging about cake mixes and in some dessert bars, they make a nice base layer or for cookies, a fun little cheat, but you’re right they only take you so far and then you have to make a classic. From the moisture to the small batch size (I don’t need a texas style sheetcake of cake!!) I was really happy with it :)

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — August 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    This looks perfectly decadent! And I feel the same way about cake mixes…it’s sometimes just as quick to throw together a “from scratch” cake! Looks so yummy, Averie!

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    Marina@Picnic at Marina — August 27, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Oh dear, I am definitely sold on that chocolate ganache, mmm, I can eat it (I think) strait! I don’t use any mixes, I am a little sceptical of what’s in it. One of my favorite cakes now is this one: http://www.picnicatmarina.com/2012_07_01_archive.html , and I can make it with chocolate ganache too! :)

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    This cake looks like absolute heaven, pinned!

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    Back For Seconds — August 27, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I think from scratch cake is the only way to go. This one looks wonderful! And ganache is my life so….perfection! Lovely pictures, too!

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    elise — August 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    wow. this recipe looks pretty damn amazing averie. i definitely wouldnt trust that ganache around me. at. all.

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    Katie — August 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    What Sally said – all of it. The pictures, the writing, the recipe, the description….you’ve hit your stride! I am not even a cake fan, and I want to eat this!

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    Michele Sparrow — August 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    OK. You have become a total pro. This cake – and the photos – look absolutely delicious. Interestingly, I was Googling chocolate cake recipes today because my son’s 16th birthday is next month and he wants chocolate cake. Look no more!! This is the one I am making! I am so glad you use thick, real yogurt. I never understood why they make the watery, no fat kind. I am so excited to make this! Beautiful photos and cake, Averie! :-)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 27th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks for the compliments and what a twist of fate with your need for a choc cake…but whoa…16th bday, that’s a BIG day! Make a trial run of this just to make sure he loves it. I mean I love it but ya know, that’s a big day :)

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    Ellen — August 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I must confess that I am a total snob who will not use cake mix. If I’m going to put the effort into baking I’m going all the way.
    That being said I LOVE a can of that rainbow chip frosting. Not the sprinkle stuff, the chips.i could and do eat it with a spoon.
    Your homemade cake looks terrific, I hope you make more:)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 27th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      “a can of that rainbow chip frosting” — I don’t even know what that is? Funfetti frosting? When I get back to a US grocery store, I’m going to look out for this…sounds like I may need it :)

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      • Ellen replied: — August 27th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

        I think”can” was the wrong word. It’s with all the other containers of frosting. I think it’s Betty Crocker. It is so so much better than funfetti though…yes you must try and tell me what you think!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — August 27, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Oh, that ganache is GORGEOUS, I love your pictures! Sometimes you want nothing besides good chocolate cake, and this looks perfect for those times!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Oh my goodness – I think I’ve died and just gone to heaven. That shiny, glistening ganache is so amazing, I just want to dive into the computer screen and shove a slice (or two – let’s be real here) into my face right now!

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    kerry — August 28, 2012 at 12:17 am

    ahh this looks amazing!!!!!!

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    Jess — August 28, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Looks so good and I’m not even a big cake lover! I also love that you said easy and no mixer required because might be achieveable for me! Might be perfect for my girls 2nd Birthday!!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — August 28, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Is it completely wrong that I want this for breakfast?

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 28, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Totally decadent!

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    Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — August 28, 2012 at 4:59 am

    “You’re making chocolate cake, not diet food, so forego the watery diet yogurt.” >>> loved this. Amen to that! GO ALL OUT! I rarely drool when I view posts, but I’m dying over here!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 5:53 am

      Yeah too many people write to me on posts like this “well can I use fat free soy yogurt?” Well I dunno, you ‘could’, but I have no idea how it will taste (probably not great) so just go all out :)

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    tanya — August 28, 2012 at 5:05 am

    I could literally swim in that ganache!!! Looks so perfect sitting atop this cake! Wonderful recipe!

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    Rachel Cooks — August 28, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Talk about chocolate cake perfection!!!

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    Ksenija — August 28, 2012 at 5:43 am

    this post is just soooo mean :D I am seriously CRAVING a piece (or maybe 4) of this beautiful chocolate cake. Happy that my brothers birthday is coming up soon (read: in 3 weeks, so def not soon enough) and this one will be the recipe to make. Should I give it a test run or is it foolproof?

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 5:52 am

      well if I was baking someone’s bday cake, I’d be sure to do a trial run with ANY recipe I was making just so I knew what to expect (this is extremely straightforward as recipes go) but still, a bday is a bday and I’d test it first just so you’re comfortable!

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    Kate@Diethood — August 28, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Oh My Goodness!! I gotta go and make this. Stat! I think I’m gonna be somebody’s favorite mommy today! :)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 5:51 am

      LMK if you make it!

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      • Kate@Diethood replied: — August 30th, 2012 at 6:04 am

        Holy mother of chocolate cakes! I made it and we ate it… I offered some to my husband and he kinda sorta ate half of it. ;-) I didn’t have any chocolate (what the?) so I made some whipped cream instead… delicious would be an understatement. Thank you! :)

        • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 30th, 2012 at 8:50 am

          Glad to hear it was a hit! And real whipped cream would be fabulous with it, too! Mmmm good :)

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — August 28, 2012 at 5:52 am

    Yum!!! Why do I read blogs in the morning? So hungry!

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    Jennifer Osborn — August 28, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Thanks for another inspiring post and recipe. I’m not a health nut but I like the idea of scratch baking so I can control what I’m feeding my husband and son.
    Incidentally, they are both huge fans of yellow cake. Do you think I could make that with this recipe by just eliminating the cocoa powder and coffee? Maybe up the vanilla?

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 6:23 am

      No that would not be the way to go about a yellow cake. You could, and you’ll have a white colored cake but you won’t have a cake that will taste like a true yellow cake. Sorry to be blunt but I don’t want you to waste your time or your ingredients!

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      • Jennifer Osborn replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

        Okay thanks. I appreciate it. So, now I officially petition you to do a yellow cake recipe sometime…

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — August 28, 2012 at 7:08 am

    I think I can spare to break away from my cake mix one time and make this! Holy cow, it looks divine! That ganache frosting is UNREAL, girl. I want to lick the entire bowl of the stuff!!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 8:42 am

      I think that you’d love this cake, Hayley, and it’s as easy as a boxed mix…promise!

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    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — August 28, 2012 at 7:21 am

    oh my gosh that looks insanely delicious! so fudgy and decadent! i love that it uses greek yogurt too! yummy!

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    Sydney @ The Crepes of Wrath — August 28, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Oh Em Gee – that ganache is no joke! I want to roll around in it (don’t judge me) – it looks delicious.

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    Michaela — August 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

    this makes me want to dive right in, and I am not even a FAN of chocolate cake!!!
    Looks delicious!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — August 28, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Guilty as charged…I use cake mixes all the time. Funny thing is that growing up all I ever made were the from scratch cakes. I’m thinking I need to go back to my roots and do some more “real” baking:-) Ok, is it totally bad that I just want to lick the ganache off every single piece? Awesome photo captures…everything looks perfect!!!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 8:40 am

      I’m guilty as charged, too, not using them to make cake so much as the base layer for pans of bars. A stick of butter, 1 egg, and a box of cake mix is the perfect base to build upon but I want to move past this :)

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    Sarah — August 28, 2012 at 9:18 am

    This looks incredible, Averie! Props to you for leaving the beach to bake it…can’t say I’d be willing to do the same. :)

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Only so much sun we could take before we were melting…so I came in and played with melted chocolate instead :)

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    Kathryn — August 28, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Gosh Averie, you have really out done yourself this time!

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    Cassie — August 28, 2012 at 9:42 am

    This looks so good, Averie! I love chocolate cake, especially from-scratch. The ganache is perfect!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 11:32 am

      I know you don’t use boxes and that’s awesome – I’m trying to follow that lead!

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    Mercedes — August 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Your ganache looks so perfect and I’m pretty sure it would be good on anything!

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    bakerbynature — August 28, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I’m pretty sure I’ve bookmarked every recipe you’ve posted this past week! You’re on fire ;) This cake looks too good to pass up!!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Thanks, Ashley. Must be all that Caribbean heat getting to me…haha!

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    Laura Dembowski — August 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I love using oil in cakes; it makes them so yummy! I don’t have any favorite cake recipes yet, but I’m sure I will soon, as I love making cakes. My life has been free of boxed mixes for awhile, though they were certainly quite tasty when I used them, and I am having so much fun seeing what I can create without relying on them.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Bravo to you for being so young and confident enough not to rely on them!

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness — August 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

    I can’t believe how perfect that cake looks. I want to wash it down with a huge glass of Chocolate Stout.

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am

      I bet chocolate stout IN the batter would actually work wonderfully (maybe in place of the coffee!)

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    Hannah — August 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Ha, every blog needs at least one chocolate cake recipe, right? Yours looks like a particularly strong entry- I’d be so tempted to stick a finger in that glossy, gooey frosting!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 11:30 am

      Thanks, Hannah, and I was so worried about that glossy, gooey frosting for the photos but it worked out :)

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    Sue/the view from great island — August 28, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Can I just say ditto to ALL of the above comments, and one more…the tooth marks in the ganache frosting shots are some of the most drool-inducing images I’ve ever seen!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 11:29 am

      I actually made them with a fork and let me tell you, my hands were shaking when I did it because I knew I had one chance to do it – and it all worked out :)

      And I think I left a comment on your blog or you replied to me something about as bloggers we get caught up in making the latest and greatest when really, all you need are the classics sometimes!

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — August 28, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Woah. This cake is seriously mind-numbingly, mind-blowingly AMAZING. Totally agree with all of the comments above: photos are DELICIOUS and I LOVE the from-scratch recipe. Just PERFECT!!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Your praise means the world b/c you are an amazing baker and photographer my friend :)

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    Alysha @Shesontherun — August 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    That chocolate cake looks AMAZING. Like do a double take amazing. With a tall, cold glass of milk….YUM!

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    Alicia Orozco — August 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    The cake looks delicious! I love how you made your own frosting, it looked so wonderful!

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

      Well of anything to make, FROSTING is always the easiest part of it. It’s the cake that’s time consuming and of all frostings/glazes this one is SUPER easy and pretty much goofproof!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Pure chocolatey perfection! I love easy cakes from scratch. And the ganache – heaven!!

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    jackie @ marin mama cooks — August 28, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    2 amazing recipes in a week, what are you doing to me? I saw both of these photos (this and your banana bread) via facebook and had to, I mean literally had to check them out. My kids will love this, (me to) as its dark chocolate. Who doesn’t like dark chocolate? Also, its proven to be good for you, and on a daily basis. That’s all I need to know. Do you have a cookbook in the works? That is what I am really seeing for you girl!

    xoxo,
    you MN and now Cali buddy

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    • Averie @ Averie Cooks replied: — August 28th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

      I know you use coffee in your choc cake and I know you’d love this cake – you’ll have to tell me how it compares to the one you make which is that Ina G./Beatty’s cake recipe, I think.

      And as always, thank you for your support and high praise :) xo

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    kris — August 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    mmmmm, i kind of want to make it right now. great photos too!

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    Lynna — August 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I`m not even a HUGE fan of chocolate cake, but you have me drooling!

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious — August 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    What a treat! I love chocolate cakes and you can’t go wrong with a delicious ganache on top!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This cake looks so freaking awesome! Especially that frosting!

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