Combining classic chocolate cake with your favourite guilty pleasure in this Cookie Dough Chocolate Cake!
Recipe type: cake
Yield: one 6" 3-layer cake
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups granulated sugar
¾ cup Dutch-processed cocoa (sifted)
1½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
¼ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup buttermilk
¾ cup strong brewed coffee (hot)
2 tsp vanilla
cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
2 tsp vanilla
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp sea salt
¼ cup + 2 Tbsp milk (room temperature)
1 cup chocolate chips
3 oz dark chocolate
3 oz heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350F, grease three 6" round baking pans and dust with cocoa powder. Line bottoms with parchment.
Place all dry ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Stir to combine.
In a medium bowl whisk all wet ingredients (pour coffee in slowly as not to cook the eggs if very hot).
Add wet ingredients to dry and mix on medium for 2-3 mins. Batter will be very thin.
Pour evenly into prepared pans. I used a kitchen scale to ensure the batter is evenly distributed.
Bake for 20mins, rotate pans in oven.
mostly clean. A total of 30-35mins.
Beat butter until creamy, add sugars and beat on high until pale and fluffy (approx. 2-3mins). Add vanilla and mix until combined.
Reduce speed to low and slowly add in flour mixture. Mix until just incorporated. Slowly pour in milk. Increase speed to med-high and beat for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Stir in chocolate chips.
Place chopped chocolate and cream into a microwave safe bowl. Stir to combine. Microwave for 20 seconds, stir. Microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until ganache is smooth and silky. Set aside to cool completely before using on cake