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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache


                                                                                                             Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

For the cake

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Grease and flour two 20 cm round cake pans.
  • Whisk the egg, sugar and yogurt together in a bowl. Add the oil and continue whisking. Add the vanilla extract, coffee and cocoa powder. Whisk until all of the ingredients are completely incorporated in the mixture.
  • Combine the flour with the baking soda, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add to the cake batter.
  • Whisk for another minute.
  • Divide the mixture between the 2 cake pans.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until you insert a toothpick into the cake and it comes out clean and dry.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the cake pans. Turn out from cake pans onto a wire rack to cool completely.

For the ganache

  • Heat the heavy cream until it almost comes to a boil.
  • Put chocolate in a bowl. Add heated heavy cream.
  • Let it sit for 1 minute and then stir until a smooth mixture is formed. Add the vanilla extract or liqueur.
  • To assemble, spread the jam between the 2 cakes and cover with chocolate ganache.
  • Decorate with fresh strawberries. 
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
15 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
43 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
12 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
24 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
9 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
16 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
8 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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