Chocolate cake with ganache topping – The ultimate indulgence

Sweeten your life with this deliciously moist, rich and luxurious chocolate cake recipe.

Chocolate cake with ganache topping – The ultimate indulgence

If you are looking for a rich, decadent and moist chocolate cake recipe, you have come to the right place. This recipe is everything a chocolate lover is looking for in a luxurious chocolate cake. Topped with creamy, chocolaty ganache, this is the ultimate indulgence.

This recipe comes together easily and fairly quickly without much hassle. It is the perfect recipe to have up your sleeve if you need to quickly whip together a cake for a gathering or even a birthday. The ganache topping adds that extra touch that elevates a chocolate cake from being “good” to “excellent”.

Decorate the chocolate cake with nuts or berries or any other topping of your choice like sprinkles. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee during your teatime break. However, nothing stops you from sneaking to the kitchen in the middle of the night for a quick midnight snack. 

Let us know if you have tried this chocolate cake recipe.

Chocolate cake with ganache topping recipe

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Recipe by Dirnise Britz Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon coffee powder

  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk

  • ½ cup vegetable

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • Ganache topping
  • 80 ml fresh cream

  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Cake
  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  • In a mixing bowl add the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt and coffee powder.
  • In another bowl, add all the wet ingredients together – milk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla essence.
  • Add the wet ingredient mixture to the dry ingredients and combine (either in a mixer or by hand) until combined.
  • Coat two pans with cooking spray and distribute equal parts of batter into each.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the cake tester comes out clean.
  • Remove and allow to cool completely.
  • Ganache topping
  • In a small saucepan, bring the fresh cream to a boil.
  • Take it off the stove, place the chocolate chips in the fresh cream and cover for 5 minutes.
  • Mix until combined and you have the perfect chocolate ganache.
  • If it’s too runny, place it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Decorate the cake
  • Once the cake is cooled and the chocolate ganache is at the right consistency, cover the top of one layer with a thin layer of the chocolate.
  • Sandwich the two cakes together and pour the rest of the ganache over the top of the cake – allow to dribble over the sides to coat the sides.
  • Decorate with nuts or any type of berry.


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Child falls to his death at popular Bloemfontein shopping mall

A family who had just been shopping at the popular local mall searched frantically for their three year old child who had gone missing.

Child falls to his death at popular Bloemfontein shopping mall

A shopping trip ended in tragedy for a Freestate family when their three year old child fell to his death at a Bloemfontein Shopping mall on Sunday afternoon. 

SAPS regional spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele said that the family of four, from Bergman Square, had visited the mall to do their shopping when the incident occurred. 

Makhele said that the family had done their shopping and headed towards the parking area in the afternoon.

“At about 2:30pm they headed towards the parking area identified as M3 with the intention to leave the building. The father remained behind to pay for the parking ticket and when he joined the other members of the family he noticed that the three year old son was missing,” Makhele said.

Makhele said that the family immediately started searching for the child until they met a security officer who informed them that their son had fallen to the ground. 

“They rushed to the spot where the child’s lifeless body was lying. Parkweg police and paramedics were called and the child was declared dead on the scene,” Makhele said.

“An Inquest docket was opened at Parkweg Police Station for further investigation.”

Meanwhile, Makhele said police had earlier arrested two suspects 

from Lenasia in Gauteng with counterfeit cigarettes worth about R586 000. The suspects were caught in a roadblock on the N3 near Harrismith on Saturday at around 9.45pm.

“Joint law enforcement agencies at the N3 roadblock

stopped a silver Grey Nissan NP300.  It was searched and police found 28 sealed boxes containing 50 cartons of cigarettes and another loose 100 cartons. Each carton consisting of 10 packets were found loaded at the back of the bakkie,” Makhele said.

“The suspects failed to provide any proof of purchase nor delivery invoice.”

Both suspects are expected to appear in the Harrismith Magistrates’ court on Monday 2 August 2021 to face a charge of possession of  counterfeit goods.

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