Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

I was not thinking about making my 400th post a big celebration. I feel really happy and content that post went off to my BFF in the bloggy world. Still… this cake has been staring at me from the drafts. Yes, I know, dear cake, I kept you pending looking for the right opportunity but when it came, I had to choose my best buddy over you. But still, how can I ignore you? So here I am… Ramadan is never an opportunity to bake. Even though my fingers itch so badly, I have to wash it off as bakes just lie untouched, while the fried stuff would fly out of the plates.
This cake was baked for my B’s birthday way back in April, made a week after I baked the Tres Leches Cake. That’s just three months ago, so I feel it’s OK, I am not very late in posting this! I saw this recipe in the Friday magazine, which was shared by Chef Silvena Rowe as the best chocolate cake recipe. The original recipe used milk chocolate. I just replaced it with dark chocolate and tried it out. Definitely, the end result was a fudgy, gooey, moist chocolate cake that we all devoured, especially when cold, out of the fridge.



One word of warning – this is definitely not for kids! My children didn’t really enjoy it. I am sure it was because of the bitterness of the dark chocolate coupled with the minimum sugar that I added. Rasha kept complaining that it was bitter! Well, as per her standards, it was, but I really enjoyed it with a cup of black coffee – what a combination that was! We had the cake for tea over a stretch of three days, and all days, me and B had big slices while HD helped himself with the tiniest piece who could take, since he is nowhere a sweet tooth, but still gave me a thumbs-up for the little piece he ate.


As I go ahead with this post, reminds me my blog is 18 months old – a ferocious toddler!!! πŸ™‚



Dark Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Course Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda


  • 250 gm dark chocolate chopped
  • 225 gm butter softened to room temperature
  • 150 gm sugar can go upto 225 gm
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 200 gm all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 125 ml milk
  • 150 gm dark chocolate chopped
  • 150 gm cream
  • 20 gm butter


  • Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Grease and line a 24 cm spring-foam pan.
  • Melt the chocolate over a pan of boiling water. Cool completely. In a bowl, sieve the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the softened butter and sugar till fluffy and creamy.
  • Break in one egg at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Add the dry ingredients in three additions, beating after each addition. Finally add in the milk, melted chocolate and vanilla essence and give it a final mixing.
  • Pour into the prepared pan, tap to flatten the top. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, till the tester comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then cool on a rack.
  • To prepare ganache, combine all ingredients and melt on a hot water bath till you get a smooth glossy mixture. Allow to cool before spreading it on the top of the cake and sprinkle some sugar sprinkles for making it look colorful, just like I did!!! πŸ™‚

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  1. Yum yum! Wish I could grab a piece πŸ™

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  2. yummy looking texture and the piece is for me?super rafee:)

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  3. Nice and moist cake…

    1. Thank you so much Rumana…

  4. Super tempting cake

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  5. I love dark chocolate.. can I have a piece?

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  6. Oh my goodness, that looks way too amazing.

    1. Thank you so much Aiza…

  7. The cake looks so delicious !!

    1. Thank you so much Niloufer…

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  8. MasyaAlah what a beauty! I love anything with dark chocolate, and pic is just amazing..so honoured darling that you chose to guest post instead of this!! hehe, cant wait for more cakes from u πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you so much Jehanne… πŸ™‚

  9. Looks sooo delicious!!!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

  10. Sinfully delicious. Moist, and chocolaty. Too bad I'm fasting πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much Lail… πŸ™‚

  11. yummm….yummmm…gooey chocolate. enikkiu ramadanu blog nokkan thanne time kittunnilla Rafee cake um bake cheytho ennu! vayichappo manasilayi draft post aanennu

    1. Eppo manassilayille??? Hehe… thanks a lot Shaami…

  12. Wow , love the texture…. yummmy

    1. Thank you so much Gauri…

  13. Super, wish to have a bite πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Chitra… πŸ™‚

  14. Cake looks awesome….Would love to grab one big slice…

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  15. wow! yumm.. soft and delicious..

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

    1. Thank you so much Vandana…

  16. I always enjoy reading your postd

    1. Thank you so much Sireesha…

  17. Looks absolutely sinful! Delicious cake! I enjoy the bitter chocolate cake too!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  18. Cake looks stunning,lovely frosting

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  19. lovely texture of the cake but going with your kids side just can't stand this dark chocolates bitter taste,I would love to try this with milk chocolate…btw beautiful presentation and lovely clicks dear πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana… πŸ™‚

  20. Nice clicks dear.. Cake looks delicious.

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  21. its been few days that I am stuck with the thought of chocolate cake…but hardly get any time to make one…I just can't resist my craving having seen ur post…got to make it soon somehow

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  22. Oh…. super soft and fluffy cake.. delicious Rafee

    1. Thank you so much Preetha chechi…

  23. Hi Rafeeda, this moist chocolate look awesome. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Best regards.

    1. Thank you so much Amelia…

  24. The cake looks very moist and sure a choco lovers delight!

    1. Thank you so much Rekha….

    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha…

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