This is an excellent recipe that produces a delicious chocolate cake. It was devised by my sister, Dharam Singh, many years ago. I have baked this cake for numerous birthdays & other events.
I usually dress it with frosting and other decorations, depending on the occasion. My sister Dharam and I enjoy this cake just sliced & buttered with a cup of hot tea.
This basic chocolate cake can be converted to Black Forest Cake as well. For this cake I have included a recipe for Ganache Frosting given to me by Emily, my daughter-in-law. The cakes are sandwiched with Apricot Jam, a tip I learned from my dear friend Ania. So this cake is a combination of the skills of a few cooks.
You will find that once you make the Ganache it will be too thin to spread on the cakes. Let it sit for about an hour. It will be much more spreadable by that time.
Be sure to apply a thin coating of butter to the bottom & sides of the baking pan before you add the dough.
Here is the recipe for Dharam's Chocolate Cake
A slice of chocolate cake with a blob of fresh cream on the side
Chocolate Cake with Cream Topping
Chocolate Cake with Ganache
Chocolate Cake out of the Oven
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