Easy Chocolate Cake

Easy Chocolate Cake

The ganache cream for this cake is made with a chocolate bar. It's so simple and yet delicious. Great for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and birthdays.

Ingredients: one 18 cm cake sponge

Cocoa sponge cake
Heavy cream
250 ml
Milk or dark chocolate
240 g
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
50 ml
Cocoa powder
as needed


1. Finely chop the chocolate bar and put into a bowl. Slice the cake horizontally into half or thirds.
2. Add the heavy cream in a pot, and warm until it's nearly boiling. Add into the bowl from Step 1. Whisk well and cool it down slightly.
3. Whip the mixture from Step 2 lightly with a hand mixer. Chill in the fridge.
4. Brush the ☆ syrup onto the sponge cake. Spread out the chocolate cream in between the layers and also on its side.
5. Sprinkle cocoa powder on top and decorate the cake.
6. Coat with a glacage to make a sachertorte cake. Please refer to Recipe ID: 722031 for details.
7. Add an extra 10 g when using dark chocolate.
8. You could use milk to make a delicious ganache. Recipe ID: 2430319.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've been making this chocolate cake for a while now and it's become our family favorite. If you wish to reduce its sweetness, try making it with dark chocolate. You can also combine the chocolate and heavy cream in a bowl and microwave to melt.