Recipe for: Old-Fashioned Chocolate Bundt Cake with Dark-Chocolate Ganache Glaze
|For the cake:|
|5 oz.||dark chocolate (3/4 cups), plus 2 oz. finely chopped dark chocolate (about 1/3 cup)|
|4 oz.||unsalted butter, plus enough to grease the pan|
|½ cup||cocoa powder|
|½ tsp||kosher salt|
|2 tsp||baking soda|
|1½ tsp||baking powder|
|1¼ cups||granulated sugar|
|¼ cup||brown sugar, packed|
|2 tsp||vanilla extract|
|½ cup||sour cream|
|For the glaze:|
|3 oz||dark chocolate (about 1/2 cup), chopped|
|½ tbsp||corn syrup|
|1/3 cup||heavy cream|
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1. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and butter your pan.
2. Melt five ounces of chocolate and butter over a double boiler, and add a half cup of water and the cocoa powder. Stir until cocoa is dissolved, and set aside to cool.
3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
4. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs for a few seconds to combine. Add the sugar, and whip until light and very thick (three to four minutes). Add the vanilla extract, and beat until the mixture forms a wide ribbon when the beater is lifted out.
5. Gently fold the chocolate mixture and sour cream into the eggs and sugar, and fold in the flour mixture in thirds. Pour half the mixture into the pan, and add the two ounces of finely chopped chocolate. Fill the pan, and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
6. Cool for about 30 minutes on a rack, and turn out of the pan.
7. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil. In a heatproof bowl, combine three ounces of chopped chocolate with the corn syrup. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate, and let stand until melted (about five minutes). Whisk until smooth. Let the ganache glaze cool until thick but still pourable (about five minutes).
8. Pour the ganache over the cooled cake. Let the cake stand until the glaze is set (at least 30 minutes). Serve, and enjoy!
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