Indulge in this Rustic Chocolate Dream Cake with Fresh Berries_3

Introduction: Are you ready to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings? This Rustic Chocolate Dream Cake is a true masterpiece that will leave you and your guests speechless. With fluffy layers, chocolate whipped cream, ganache, and fresh berries straight from my grandparents’ garden, this cake will take your taste buds on a delightful journey.

Ingredients: For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water

For the Chocolate Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Ganache:

  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • Mint leaves (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in boiling water and mix until combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the two pans and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and let the cakes cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. To make the chocolate whipped cream, beat heavy cream, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
  8. To make the ganache, heat heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until it simmers. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth.
  9. To assemble the cake, place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread a thick layer of chocolate whipped cream on top. Place the second cake layer on top and repeat with another layer of chocolate whipped cream. Pour ganache over the top of the cake and let it drip down the sides.
  10. Top the cake with fresh blackberries and mint leaves, if desired.

Important Notes/Points:

  • Make sure to let the cakes cool completely before assembling the cake, or the whipped cream will melt.
  • Store any leftover cake in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Nutrition: Serving Size: 1 slice Calories: 520 Total Fat: 31g Saturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 115mg Sodium: 360mg Total Carbohydrates: 57g Dietary Fiber: 4g Total Sugars: 38g Protein: 6g

This Rustic Chocolate Dream Cake with Fresh Berries is a delicious dessert that will make your taste buds sing. It’s perfect for any occasion, from a casual dinner party to a fancy birthday celebration. Indulge in this chocolate dream and enjoy every bite!

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