grand ghirardelli fudge cake

Delicious double layer cake…perfect for birthdays!


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Measure the 6 dry ingredients into large mixer bowl.  Mix on low 1 minute to combine.  Add remaining ingredients, all at once.  Mix on medium 1 minute, scraping down bowl, to blend mixture;  beat on high for 3 minutes.  Spread into 2 parchment lined 9 by 1-1/2 inch round cake pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes;  cool 5 minutes.  Remove layers and cool on racks.

Frost with Ganache from

  • 16 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Place the chocolate in a medium sized stainless steel bowl.  Set aside.  Heat the cream and butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat.  Bring just to a boil.  Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate and allow to stand for 5 minutes.  Stir with a whisk until smooth.

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