CHOCOLATE LIQUOR CAKE

Julie Hayashi

By
@jrhayashi

I was looking for a new type of chocolate cake for some chocolate contest. I had a khalua cake recipe I modified to do this one.

I won one first place and two second place ribbons in the local fairs and in a charity event.

enjoy!

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

5 oz
dark chocolate
2 1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 c
dutch-process cocoa powder
1 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
3/4 c
buttermilk
3/4 c
brewed coffee, cooled slightly
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
4
eggs
1/3 c
chocolate liquor

GANACHE FROSTING

16 oz
. bittersweet chocolate
16 oz
heavy cream

Step-By-Step

1CAKE
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom of 2 eight inch pans with parchment paper
2. In a heat-proof bowl, microwave the chocolate on high power in 20-second intervals until melted; stir between intervals. Let cool slightly.
23. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder and baking soda in a bowl; set aside. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, coffee, chocolate liquor and vanilla; set aside.
4. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar and salt at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time until fully incorporated. Turn mixer speed to low, in 3 alternating batches beat in the dry ingredients and the wet mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold in chocolate.
35. Pour in batter into prepared pans and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out free of wet batter. Let the cake cool in pan for 20 minutes. Remove and transfer to wire rack.
6. Using a wooden skewer, poke holes in the cakes and brush the chocolate liquor all over the cake halves
4Frosting

1. In a saucepan, heat cream to a simmer.
2. In a heat proof bowl, pour the heated cream over the chocolate and let stand for 1 minute.
3. Cool mixture down until you can mix it into a frosting
5Assembly

1. Transfer cake layer to a serving plate on a cake stand and frost the top of layer.
2. Place the second layer on top and spread the ganache frosting on top and sides.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: American