The Ultimate Chocolate Cake with Erin McDowell

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  • Published on:  8/26/2019
  • Baker extraordinaire Erin McDowell makes the ultimate chocolate cake, featuring dreamy Devil's Food cake, a creamy chocolate custard filling, and a whipped ganache frosting. GET THE RECIPE ►► https://f52.co/2P4Ni63

    INGREDIENTS
    For the Devil's Food Cake:
    1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 cup boiling water
    1 ¼ cups whole milk
    9 ounces unsalted butter
    3 cups granulated sugar
    5 large eggs
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    3 cups all purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt

    For the chocolate custard filling:
    2 ½ cups whole milk
    ½ cup heavy cream
    4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
    4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
    1 cup granulated sugar
    1/3 cup cornstarch
    Large pinch fine sea salt
    2 large egg yolks
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    For the whipped ganache:
    12 ounces bittersweet chocolate
    1 ¼ cup heavy cream
    1 recipe Basic Chocolate Glaze (https://food52.com/recipes...)
    chocolate sprinkles, as needed for finishing

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