Cold chocolate snacking cake topped with a thick layer of chocolate ganache frosting is the ultimate answer to late night cravings!
Prep Time20 minutesmins
Cook Time30 minutesmins
Total Time2 hourshrs50 minutesmins
Servings: 12-18 servings, depending on size
¾cupunsweetened cocoa powder
1cupsemi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
⅓cupunsweetened cocoa powder
½cupbrown rice flour
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 or 10-inch square pan with butter. (You can use a 9x13 pan, but the cake will be thinner, so reduce the cooking time accordingly.) Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again to combine. Add half of the dry mixture, beat to combine. Add the sour cream and stir again to combine. Finish with the last of the dry ingredients.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Tap the pan several times on the counter to force out any air bubbles. Bake for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, with only moist crumbs. Let the cake cool to room temperature. The cake will be slightly domed when you first remove it from the oven, but it should level out on top once it cools.
While the cake is baking, make the frosting. Heat the cream on the stove-top over low heat until steaming, or in a medium size glass bowl in the microwave until simmering. Add in the chocolate and let it sit for a few minutes. Stir or whisk to combine, until the chocolate mixture is smooth and glossy.
Add the sugar and cocoa powder and stir until completely smooth. Refrigerate the frosting for about an hour and then spread it over the cooled cake. Place the cake in the refrigerator to chill until the frosting is set, at least two hours. Serve cold. Enjoy!
I love using this pan for this cake. The handy lid makes it super easy to store and the transport the cake, if needed.