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!


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
CAKE
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.
2
3. 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.
3
5. 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
4
Frosting

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
5
Assembly

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