Ina's Chocolate Ganache Cake | Food Network

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 29 Dec 2017   
Get the recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chocolate-ganache-cake-3777191 Chocolate Ganache Cake Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten Total: 1 hr 45 min Active: 30 min Yield: one 8-inch cake Level: Intermediate Ingredients 1/4 pound unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup sugar 4 extra-large eggs at room temperature 1 (16-ounce) can chocolate syrup 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour For the ganache: 1/2 cup heavy cream 8 ounces good semisweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules Candied violets or edible gold leaf, for decoration (optional) Directions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour an 8-inch round cake pan, then line the bottom with parchment paper. Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the chocolate syrup and vanilla. Add the flour and mix until just combined. Don't overbeat, or the cake will be tough. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until just set in the middle. Don't overbake! Let cool thoroughly in the pan. For the ganache, cook the heavy cream, chocolate chips, and instant coffee in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally. Place the cake upside down on a wire rack and pour the glaze evenly over the top, making sure to cover the entire cake and sides. You can tilt the rack to smooth the glaze. Decorate with candied violets, if desired, or gently crumble the gold leaf and place it on the center of the cake. Do not refrigerate. Cook's Note Ina decorated the cake with a chevron pattern in this episode. For the icing, she mixed 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar with 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl and placed the mixture in a pastry bag. Using a small round pastry tip, she piped 6 equally spaced straight lines of icing across the top of the cake. Using the back side of a small knife, she lightly drew 7 evenly spaced straight lines in the ganache perpendicular to the lines of icing, alternating the direction for each line. "Barefoot Contessa Parties!" by Ina Garten © Clarkson Potter 2001. Provided courtesy of Ina Garten. All rights reserved. Subscribe to our channel to fill up on the latest must-eat recipes, brilliant kitchen hacks and content from your favorite Food Network shows.   Watch free FULL EPISODES of Food Network shows: http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/full-episodes?soc=youtube Visit Food Network online: http://www.foodnetwork.com Like Food Network on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoodNetwork Follow Food Network on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoodNetwork Follow Food Network on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foodnetwork/
 

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