Originally posted June 04, 2012

One-Bowl Cakes: Chocolate Cake with Cayenne Ganache

One-Bowl Cakes: Chocolate Cake with Cayenne Ganache by alchemisty

and you don't even need a mixer to do it.


  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt $
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C hot coffee (or 3/4 C hot water + 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules or 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules)
  • a bundt pan, or a 10-inch round
  • 4 oz good quality chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1-2 T milk or cream
  • 1/2 T butter
  • 1/2 t cayenne pepper
a cake


Preheat oven to 350°.

Butter a bundt pan (or a 10-inch round) really well and then coat with flour. Tap out excess.

Melt the butter and place it in a bowl. Add cocoa, stirring well with a whisk. Add brown sugar, stirring well until mixture pulls away from sides of bowl.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Stir in baking soda, vanilla, and salt. Stir in flour. add coffee to flour mixture, stirring just until blended.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 25-35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack (no more no less if you want to remove it from the pan, as you so with a bundt).

Put the chocolate, cream, butter and cayenne into a saucepan and heat it over very low heat (chocolate burns easily) until the chocolate is melted. Stir with a whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cake.

Once the ganache is set, sprinkle with a cinnamon/sugar mixture if you wish.

45-60 minutes



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