Chocolate Ganache Heart Cake

Chocolate Ganache Cake

Chocolate Ganache Cake - one layer chocolate cake, covered with ganache and sugar hearts. Perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate ganache cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 588 kcal
Author Anna


for the cake:

  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c milk or buttermilk
  • 1/3 c vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 egg

for ganache:

  • 6 oz . semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1/4 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp corn syrup
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  1. Butter the bottom and sides of the pan. Line the bottom with a parchment paper. I outlined the bottom of the heart pan on parchment paper and cut it out. Place the parchment paper on greased bottom. Grease the paper. Lightly dust the pan with flour. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a mixing bowl of your stand mixer, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add milk and beat until combined. Add oil and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes. Add egg and beat for 2 more minutes.
  4. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto a cooling rack and cool completely before glazing.
  5. Place chocolate in a small mixing bowl.
  6. Bring the cream, sugar and corn syrup to boil. Pour over chocolate. Do not stir. Let sit for at least 5 minutes. Stir until smooth.
  7. Place your cake on a wire rack. Set the rack over a parchment paper lined baking pan.
  8. Pour the chocolate ganache over the cake, letting it drip over the sides. With a spatula, smooth out the sides of the cake with ganache. Let set.
  9. Scrape the leftover ganache from the parchment paper into a small bowl. When the ganache on your cake is dry, drizzle the cake with leftover ganache. If the leftover ganache hardened, place in a microwave for few seconds to get it to drizzling consistency.
  10. Let set. Slice with hot but dry knife.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Ganache Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 588 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 237mg10%
Potassium 371mg11%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.