Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Spiced Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting

Friday, May 27, 2022

Spiced Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting

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Next week is my oldest daughter's birthday. This one will be a bit bittersweet for me since it's the last one she's going to have in this state for the foreseeable future. I mentioned before that she's moving out to Colorado in July, so gone will be the days of reaching her by a 2 hour car ride. I wanted to do something a little special for her day this year, so I booked us a wine tasting tour at the Oliver Winery in Bloomington. I'd normally make her a cheesecake as well, but since this is going to be an all day outing for us, I don't feel comfortable leaving a cream cheese based dessert in the car unrefrigerated for an entire day. But she still needs a cake, right? So I thought about making her a Spiced Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting, a recipe I grabbed recently from Golden Blossom Honey. Since it's not dairy based, other than the little bit of heavy cream in the frosting, I figured this one would be fine for a day in the car packed in a cooler filled with ice. 

If you have a sweet tooth for chocolate, then this is the cake for you! You've got your chocolate cake base, your chocolate ganache frosting, then I went a little extra and tossed some extra chocolate chips on the top for good measure. You could also do chocolate shaving ribbon curls for a finishing touch to make it a little more elegant. I'll admit, I doubled (maybe even tripled) the chocolate chips that the recipe called for in the cake batter because that's just how I roll. I missed the boat on getting my summer body in shape, so I'm just gonna enjoy all the treats and try again next year LOL. I did waffle on using a bundt pan here for more dimension to the cake shape, but ultimately went with the tube pan that was stated in the recipe. You could use either, but the more I look at this cake, I think you could pull it off as a giant doughnut and celebrate National Doughnut Day with this recipe next Friday. I mean, who's going to correct you if you offer everyone a slice?

Ingredients


2 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup strongly brewed coffee, cooled
1 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

 Ganache

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/3 cups mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


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27 comments:

  1. Ha! It is perfect for National Donut Day. No arguments from me. Happy Birthday to your daughter, and good luck to her in Colorado! Got your skiing lessons booked yet for your visit? :) The cake looks delish!

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  2. Oy, methinks you will have to say a thousand Hail Marys for this chocolate sin! Looks very decadent and who does not love ganache done with panache!

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    1. It’s very decadent indeed. One that should probably only be made once or twice a year. And since you only need a little slice to get your fill, this cake will feed a crowd no problem.

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  3. That looks yummy, but omg on the amount of sugar!I’ve been halving the sugar in all my recipes and honestly, you can’t tell the difference. Makes me feel less guilty when baking treats. My Middle Child and I both prefer cream sticks (donuts, some call them longjohns) for our birthday,

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    1. There is definitely a lot of sugar in this one. I actually think I forgot to put the brown sugar in as I was going through, and it still turned out good.

      I remember you calling them cream sticks. We’ve always called them long johns, but I think I like your name for them much better.

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  4. My favorite is a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream cake. So yummy! This one also looks good. Time does fly! Happy birthday to your daughter. :) I know that you've been looking to relocate yourself. Will you be moving closer to your daughter? I have family in Colorado and I've always wanted to visit. It's supposed to be beautiful!

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    1. We've had a lot of relocation offers these past few months, but we're carefully going over each one before making such a huge commitment. I don't think we'll end up in Colorado though simply because I'm trying to get away from the snow LOL.

      Yes to the Cold Stone Cakes! They are so sinful but so good!

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  5. Sure looks like a winning birthday cake indeed. Guess you now have an excuse to go on an extended trip. Too much snow in colorado though.

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    1. I agree. Too much snow. Ok for a visit, but not somewhere I want to permanently live.

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  6. Delicioso pastel. Te mando un beso y gracias por la receta.

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  7. This looks absolutely delicious! What a great birthday cake! :) Happy birthday to your daughter!

    Hope you are having a good weekend :) We enjoyed the sunshine after so many rainy weeks!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thank you, Mica! Hope you're getting some dry weather now too!

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  8. Yummy. I want some now. Thank you for sharing. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  9. I think my comment did not go through? I just randomly came to visit and don't see it. I clicked through on that recipe to see it. They have no picture and yours is so lovely!! You should contact them to see if they want you to sell it to them. :) Happy Birthday to your daughter. I hope she loves Colorado. And yes, this cake could pass for donut day when it's whole, for sure!! And nope, no one is complaining if you try.

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    1. Dezzy said that since they changed the comment format here, sometimes the comments get sucked into the great void :(

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Rosey. They do pay for the rights to the pics each week, though sometimes they may take a bit of time to get them listed on their website because we all know how limited time we're on when running a small business.

      I know she'll love CO. Even though she's not a fan of the snow, she's got that fair Irish skin, so she'll deal with snow over blistering sunburns she tends to be prone to even in crummy Indiana LOL.

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  10. I love chocolate cake. This looks so good.

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  11. Oh, that could make someone go into shock.

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  12. this looks AMAZING indeed. Not only that it's delicious but it looks lovely indeed Theresa

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    1. Thank you so much Indah! Hope you're having a lovely time in NZ!

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  13. Chocolate is always my favourite! This cake looks fingerlickingly delicious. Let me to take couple of pieces of it for our tea-break.

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