How to Make an Easy Fancy Chocolate Cake, to Impress

You have a party coming up soon? Or do you just want some chocolate? This cake is just as easy as it is impressive! Give it a try!:)

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Beat sugar and butter until smooth and creamy. About 3 min.

Beat sugar and butter until smooth and creamy. About 3 min.

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Add eggs, vanilla and melted chocolate.

Add eggs, vanilla and melted chocolate.

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Beat in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk.

Beat in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk.

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If you don't have buttermilk, make it by mixing in a few teaspoons of lemon juice with regular milk! Works like a charm!

If you don't have buttermilk, make it by mixing in a few teaspoons of lemon juice with regular milk! Works like a charm!

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Spray a pan. I used a 2, 6 inch pans.

Spray a pan. I used a 2, 6 inch pans.

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Fill and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-45 min.

Fill and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-45 min.

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I took a chunk out of the top cause I couldn't resist. It was deeeeelicious :))

I took a chunk out of the top cause I couldn't resist. It was deeeeelicious :))

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Flip out of pan and cool, in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Flip out of pan and cool, in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

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Get ready to make the ganache. Place your chocolate in a bowl.

Get ready to make the ganache. Place your chocolate in a bowl.

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Boil your cream slowly, in a pan.

Boil your cream slowly, in a pan.

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Pour hot cream over  chocolate.

Pour hot cream over chocolate.

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Let sit for a few minutes.

Let sit for a few minutes.

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Begin stirring ferociously with a rubber spatula. :)

Begin stirring ferociously with a rubber spatula. :)

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Until perfectly smooth. Then add in your vanilla extract.

Until perfectly smooth. Then add in your vanilla extract.

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Refrigerate mixture for 15-30 min. Then with the whisk, beat on high for about ten min.

Refrigerate mixture for 15-30 min. Then with the whisk, beat on high for about ten min.

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Frost your cake, spreading ganache in between the layers! Store in the fridge while you make the chocolate borders. :)

Frost your cake, spreading ganache in between the layers! Store in the fridge while you make the chocolate borders. :)

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Temper chocolate carefully, don't over heat!

Temper chocolate carefully, don't over heat!

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Measure a piece of parchment paper that goes all the way around the cake. Make any design you'd like on the paper, I made swirls, and circles. You could even do letters and words!

Measure a piece of parchment paper that goes all the way around the cake. Make any design you'd like on the paper, I made swirls, and circles. You could even do letters and words!

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Wrap it around the cake, and place in the fridge for 15 min.

Wrap it around the cake, and place in the fridge for 15 min.

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I had some extra chocolate so I had a little fun with it :)

I had some extra chocolate so I had a little fun with it :)

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Carefully peel of paper and admire your handiwork! I used some of the extra chocolate designs on the middle. :)

Carefully peel of paper and admire your handiwork! I used some of the extra chocolate designs on the middle. :)

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Ta da!! Thanks to my sisters roommate for modeling! Ain't she gorgeous?:)

Ta da!! Thanks to my sisters roommate for modeling! Ain't she gorgeous?:)

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Happy baking everybody!! Happy Sunday!:)

Happy baking everybody!! Happy Sunday!:)

Ingredients

Cups Chocolate
½ Cups Butter softened
1 Cup Brown sugar
3 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
Cups Flour
Teaspoons Baking soda
1 Teaspoon Baking powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Buttermilk
For the chocolate ganache:
1 Cup Heavy cream +2 tbsp
1 Cup Chocolate chips
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
For the chocolate lattice:
½ Cups Melted chocolate
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