What you will need:
3/4 cups dark chocolate
1/3 cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup unsalted butter, plus enough to grease the pan
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
What you will need for the chocolate ganache:
1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
1/3 cup heavy cream
Steps to yummy goodness:
1. Preheat the oven to 325 and butter your pan.
2. Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler, add 1/2 cup water and the cocoa powder. Stir until cocoa is dissolved and set aside to cool.
3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
4. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs a few seconds to combine, add the sugar and whip until light and very thick (about 3-4 minutes). Add the vanilla and beat until the mixture forms a wide ribbon when the beater is lifted out. (thick and creamy when finished beating)
5.Gently fold the chocolate mixture and sour cream into the eggs and sugar, and fold in the flour mixture in thirds. Pour half of the mixture into the pan and add the 1/3 cup finely chopped chocolate. Fill the pan, and bake for 50-60 minutes.
6. Cool about 30 minutes on a rack, and turn out of the pan.
To make the chocolate ganache:
1. In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a boil.
2. In a heatproof bowl, combine chopped chocolate with the corn syrup. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let stand until melted, about 5 minutes.
3. Whisk until smooth.
4.Let the ganache glaze cool until thick but still pour-able, about 5 minutes.
5. Pour the ganache over the cooled cake.
6. Let the cake stand until the glaze is set, at least 30 minutes, before serving.
This recipe works for one normal size bundt cake pan but you can also divide it into some mini bundt cake pans like in the photo for this blog.
If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a heat-proof bowl over a pan of hot water as a double boiler substitute. Just make sure the hot water doesn’t actually touch the bottom of the bowl.