Prep:  15 minutes
Cook:  1 hour 10 minutes
Serves:  dinner party (8-10)
Average: 3.4 (5 votes)
Recipe by: Breville
This chocolate cake recipe is made with the Breville Bakery Chef® Stand Mixer.

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Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Cake
  1. For best results, use the Breville Bakery Chef® Stand Mixer
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C no fan (160°C fan forced). Grease and line base and sides of a 22cm cake pan with baking paper
  3. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl over hot water. Set aside
  4. Assemble mixer using scraper beater and the large mixer bowl. Add butter, sugar and vanilla to bowl. Slowly turn mixer to CREAM/BEAT setting; beat for 1-2 minutes or until pale and creamy. Add eggs one and at time, beat until combined. Add melted chocolate and mix until combined
  5. Reduce speed to KNEAD/FOLD setting; add half of the sifted dry ingredients and buttermilk and then repeat with remaining flour and milk mixtures. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until cooked when tested with a wooden skewer
  6. Allow cake to cool in pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely upside down
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Place chocolate into a heat proof bowl. Heat cream in a saucepan until it almost comes to the boil. Pour cream over chocolate; sit for 1-2 minutes then stir to combine. Sit at room temperature until cooled slightly then drizzle over cooled cake. Serve with cream
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