Decadent Fudgy Chocolate Cake with Silky Ganache

This Decadent Fudgy Chocolate Cake epitomizes the perfect blend of rich cocoa and moist texture, creating a sinfully delicious dessert. With its dense and velvety consistency, each slice of this cake offers a deep chocolate flavor enhanced by a complementing coffee undertone that intensifies the chocolatey goodness. The smooth and creamy ganache topping adds a luxurious finish, making this cake a divine treat for any chocolate enthusiast.

Why You’ll Love This

Chocolate lovers will rejoice over this fudgy cake’s intense flavor and perfect crumb. The combination of buttermilk and coffee not only enriches its taste but also contributes to a remarkably moist texture that melts in your mouth. The simple yet elegant ganache provides a glossy coating that is visually appealing and deliciously rich. This cake strikes an ideal balance between indulgent sweetness and sophisticated chocolate depth.

Perfect Occasion

This chocolate cake is perfect for any celebratory event—be it birthdays, anniversaries, or special holidays like Valentine’s Day. It’s also ideal for a comforting weekend treat or as a decadent dessert at dinner parties. Its universal appeal makes it a fantastic option for potlucks and gatherings, ensuring that everyone leaves with a satisfied sweet tooth.

Decoration Tips

To elevate its appearance, consider topping the ganache with chocolate curls, a dusting of cocoa powder, or edible gold flakes for a touch of glamour. Garnishing with fresh berries like raspberries or strawberries not only adds a pop of color but also introduces a fresh, tangy contrast to the rich chocolate.


  • Cake:
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tsp cornstarch
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup warm coffee
  • Ganache:
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped


  1. Prepare the Cake:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease two 9-inch cake pans.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, both sugars, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
    • In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Stir in the warm coffee.
    • Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
    • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and smooth the tops.
    • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothed inserted into the center comes out clean.
  2. Make the Ganache:
    • In a saucepan, combine heavy cream and sugar and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
    • Place the chopped chocolate in a bowl. Once the cream mixture is hot, pour it over the chocolate. Let sit for a few minutes, then whisk until smooth.
    • Refrigerate the ganache for about 30 minutes, or until it thickens to a spreadable consistency.
  3. Assemble the Cake:
    • Allow the cakes to cool completely in the pans. Once cooled, remove from the pans and place one cake layer on a serving plate.
    • Spread a layer of ganache over the first cake layer. Top with the second cake layer and cover the entire cake with the remaining ganache.
  4. Serving Suggestion:
    • Slice and serve the cake at room temperature for the best flavor and texture.

Enjoy this fudgy, indulgent chocolate cake as a guaranteed way to satisfy your chocolate cravings and impress your guests with its rich, smooth flavors.

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