Saturday, January 12, 2013

Moist Chocolate Cake with chocolate ganache

Happy 2013 to everyone ! It's been a while since I posted anything on my blog. I have been extremely busy at work and did not do much cooking over the holidays. This morning I woke up with an urge to get cooking ! I was not sure what to make as the first post of 2013. While asking my sister for suggestions, she told me a "Chocolate cake with chocolate Ganache" would be a great start. Now, I am not a huge fan of chocolate ( I am more of an ice cream girl !) but thought it was a great idea as I have not made a chocolate cake in ages. I had a recipe in my high school recipe collection and this is the one I tried . The result was a very moist chocolate cake .


1 Cup Good quality Cocoa powder
1/2 cup of boiling water
1/4 cup of evaporated milk
1 tsp instant coffee
1 Cup of flour
2 tsp Baking powder
vanilla essence
2 eggs
1 stick of butter
1 cup of sugar
Pinch of salt

8 ounces of semi sweet chocolate
3/4 cup of evaporated milk (or cream can also be used for a richer texture )
2 tbs butter


Heat oven to 350 and grease a small baking tin
Add boiling water to cocoa powder, coffee granules and mix thoroughly
Now add the evaporated milk and mix well
Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy
Add eggs one at a time until lemony in color
Add vanilla essence
Sieve baking powder, flour and salt
Now fold in flour and cocoa powder paste alternately in egg mixture
Fold as gently as possible starting with flour and ending with flour
Pour in baking tin
Bake for 50 mins (or until skewer comes out clean when tested)
Allow to cool

Ganache is just a French word for chocolate sauce which can be used in multiple ways

Pour hot cream or evaporated milk on chocolate
Mix well until chocolate is completely melted
Now add butter and beat well until smooth and glossy
Allow to cool at room temperature or in the fridge

Once cake is ready pour Ganache on top

Serve with a cup of coffee or tea



  1. Assalaamualaikum,

    Just love this blog of're doing a wonderful job out here...This recipe is indeed very interesting and sounds yummy as well...Miiaaaam..:):)

    I had one question regarding the measurements..
    1 cup/1/4 cup or 1/2 cup - how many grams does it actually corresponds to?

    Jazak'Allah Khair,

  2. Hi Zeenat , Thank you for the feedback and for visiting my blog. Much appreciated. A few people have asked me about conversions as Europe and Mauritius tend to use more Grams versus Cups in North America. The general consensus seems to be around 225- 230 grams for 1 cup. Hope this helps ! Happy cooking :)

  3. I have tried this recipe using one standard cup for all the measurements...The cake was a success though I didn't add enough butter(only on tablespoon - is it correct for 1 stick??)...but it was soooooo yummmmmmmy!!!!...Simply delicious...Thanks for the tips will definitely keep it in mind for next time..:)

  4. Hello, I am glad you enjoyed it :)

  5. Assalaam Sajeeda,

    Great work! just a few questions: (1)how much is 1 stick of butter? (2) When u say beat, is it with an electric whisk or just manually? ...I really look forward to try ur recipe :)

  6. Hello,
    Many thanks for this recipe. Can you please shed some light on measurements of the following ingredients for the choc. cake?
    1. 1/2 cup of boiling water is equivalent to how many millimetres?
    2. 1 stick of butter is equivalent to how many grams?
    3. Are 8 ounces equivalent to 227 grams?
    Many thanks,

  7. Hi Kash, It is more common to use cups and in North America than Grams. I can tell you that 1 stick of butter is equivalent to 1/2 cup …but again it's in cup ! Thankfully there are a few websites that do conversions . Please google conversions from cup to gram and all you need to do is input the quantity and it will automatically convert it for you. Hope this helps !