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"That Chocolate Cake"

"That Chocolate Cake" is from the Scharffen Berger "The Essence of Chocolate" cookbook. It's moist, it's fluffy, it's rich, it's dark, it's velvety, it's luscious, and it's sinful. It's so many things, and yet, really, it is just that chocolate cake. I baked this (and others) for my friends' 40th wedding anniversary party. Not surprisingly, it was the first cake to go.

 

Per the recipe, this is a two-layer cake layered and frosted with a dark (99%) cooked ganache. I took to decorating the cake on the outside with cake crumble, which is not in the recipe.

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Taken on July 14, 2007