Texas chocolate sheet cake with chocolate ganache recipe | EUROtoday

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This is usually made with a chocolate fudge topping that’s poured on whereas nonetheless heat, however that produces one thing extra like a pudding than a cake for teatime – so I’ve gone for a chocolate ganache as an alternative. Buttermilk offers a beautiful tang.


Prep time: 20 minutes, plus cooling time
Cook time: 35 minutes


16 or extra


For the cake

  • 175g butter, at room temperature, plus additional for greasing
  • 85g cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp brewed espresso
  • 250g smooth dark-brown sugar
  • 185ml buttermilk
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 375g caster sugar
  • 3 giant eggs, overwhelmed
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the ganache topping

  • 150g plain chocolate
  • 150g milk chocolate
  • 250ml double cream
  • chocolate chips, chunks or shavings, to brighten


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/160C fan/gasoline mark 3½. Butter a baking tin measuring 23 x 33cm and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a big bowl, combine the cocoa, espresso and brown sugar with 325ml boiling water and stir to dissolve. Allow to chill a bit of then add the buttermilk, mixing till every part is easy. Add the vanilla.
  3. In an electrical mixer, cream the butter with the caster sugar till mild and fluffy. Add the eggs a bit of at a time, beating effectively after every addition.
  4. Mix collectively the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ½ tsp salt. With the mixer on a really low velocity, add the dry substances a few spoonfuls at a time, alternating with the chocolate liquid. Scrape down the perimeters of the bowl once in a while.
  5. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 25-Half-hour, or till a skewer inserted into the center comes out clear. Leave to chill within the tin, then prove on to a wire rack.
  6. To make the ganache, chop each goodies and put them in a mixer. Heat the cream till just below boiling, then pour over the chocolate. Leave for two minutes, then whisk till the chocolate has melted and the combination is mild, about 2 minutes. Leave to chill for 40 minutes.
  7. Spread the ganache over the cake. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips, chunks or shavings. Cut into squares as quickly because it’s made, or as wanted.