How to make it

  • Mix all ingredients in your mixer.
  • Start on Medium speed and when all is combined, turn the mixer up to High for 2 full minutes.
  • Grease and flour an angel tube pan.
  • Pour the batter in the pan. It will be rather thick and fluffy.
  • Don't be alarmed by the color.
  • It's sort of an odd color when it's unbaked, but it will look like a lovely chocolate color when it's done.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
  • Check with a toothpick to see that it's done.
  • If no crumbs stick, you are set.
  • Let the cake cool on your counter for 15 minutes.
  • While it's cooling you can make the frosting. It's a simple ganache glaze.
  • At the 15-minute point, turn your cake out onto a serving plate.
  • Finely chop your chocolate.
  • The better the chocolate, the richer the frosting; and the finer the chop, the faster it will melt.
  • When chopped, put the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl. Heat the 4 oz of cream in a small sauce pan on Medium.
  • When it's just starting to boil, take it off the heat and immediately pour it on your chopped chocolate.
  • Stir with a whisk until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Your glaze will be a smooth, dark chocolate "syrup."
  • While the cake and the ganache glaze are both still warm, drizzle the ganache over the top of the cake and let it slide down the sides of the cake.
  • As the glaze cools it will firm up.
  • Serving Suggestions: If you serve the cake within 2 hours, it should still be a bit warm and taste dreamy.
  • It's also good when cool.

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    " It was excellent "
    lajanv ate it and said...
    I tried this several months ago for a friend's birthday. I have people begging for me to make it now. It is a must have at all social events at my house now. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    I just made is 7:30 in the morning and I want to cut into it right now!!!!!
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  • angelgirl94 11 years ago
    I have an Irish Cream Cake recipe that calls for yellow cake mix. Can't wait to try this one. Thanks for sharing. :)
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  • canzi 11 years ago
    I am pretty sure I love all your recipes!
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  • tcvillegas 11 years ago
    Now we're talking!!!! Can't wait to try this!
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    Well, I do bake with liquor....and, I do NOT deny the "cook" a wee dram too! Great post, my dear :)
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  • grizzlybear 11 years ago
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Sounds to die for, bookmarking this one to make, great post, thanks for sharing with us all.
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