Mocha Brownie Cake

March 18th, 2014 by Erin Gennow

 

Slice of Mocha Brownie Cake

Slice of Mocha Brownie Cake

TWD – Tuesdays with Dorie


Mocha Brownie Cake

I decided to make a third of the recipe to fit in my 4½-inch spring form pan.  After all, there’s just two of us, so we don’t need a chocolate cake for 12 people.  It was just the perfect amount for the pan too.  It rose into a dome quite a bit, but that just left me with some extra cake to taste as I assembled.

The cake itself was easy to mix up and bake.  The chocolate ganache was easy as well.  One benefit of making 1/3 of the cake, it’s easier to slice into thirds.  I assembled the cake in a 4-½ inch spring form pan.  When applying the chocolate ganache to the top and sides, I used a turntable to evenly spread the ganache.

Mini Mocha Brownie Cake

Mini Mocha Brownie Cake

2 Layers of Mocha Brownie Cake

2 Layers of Mocha Brownie Cake

 

Layered Mocha Brownie Cake

Layered Mocha Brownie Cake

Without the ganache the cake has the texture of a chocolate cake, not a brownie, but it is tender and delicious.  We have yet to slice into this decadent cake.  I just finished assembling it and it’s chilling in the fridge.

Ganache Covered Mocha Brownie Cake

Ganache Covered Mocha Brownie Cake

I’ll have to update the pictures with a slice of the cake, when we cut into it after dinner.

Update: I finally tried my cake last night, to much disappointment.  It was really dry.  I’m not sure if I baked it too long, or left it in the refrigerator for too long between layers.  Oddly, when I took the cake out of the oven and tested it, it was still very wet.  So I put it in for 5 more minutes.  If I over baked it, it only would have been by a minute or two.  Maybe I should have used 2 small pans and filled it less?  Ah well, I suppose they can’t all be winners.

To get the recipe check out the book Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan.

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5 Responses to “Mocha Brownie Cake”

  1. saucy gander says:

    Ooh your cake looks great, I’d love to know what you think of the cake

  2. Your cake looks beautiful!!
    Indeed, it was a bit more cake than brownies, but very chocolatey!!
    I enjoyed so much this recipe, with a scoop of ice-cream…delightful!!!

  3. Sunita says:

    Lovely looking cake. Would love to see how the slice looks.

  4. Your layers turned out perfect!

  5. I did the same thing – five minutes more – mistake. Should have left it out. It was a disappointment here too. At least you made a smaller cake! Such a waste of ingredients. :( Your slices look great though!

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