Sunday, February 5, 2012

German Chocolate Cake with Ganache



Ingredients:
Cake

1 1/2 c unbleached flour
1 c whole wheat flour
1 c sugar
1/2 c stevia
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
5 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 c maple syrup

Icing
I cheated. I bought store bought.

Ganache
2 Tbsp Earth Balance butter sub (or other vegan butter)
4 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 c maple syrup
3/4 c powdered sugar (optional)
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Stir all cake ingredients into 2 8x8 cake pans.
3. Bake cake for 35 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
4. Meanwhile, make ganache. Over med heat, melt butter sub, add cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil.
5. Mix well, reduce heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir well and remove from heat.
6. To assemble cake: Place one layer of cake on cake platter. Ice thickly with icing. Add second layer. Ice top generously, but do not ice the sides.
7. Use ganache to cover sides of cake. Drizzle remaining ganache over top of cake.


Caveat: I opted for more nuts than the store bought icing had in it. I added about 1/2 c of pecans (crushed) sprinkled on top. You could also use walnuts.

Seriously, MY FAVE CAKE I HAVE EVER MADE!!

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