The Ultimate Chocolate Cake with Erin McDowell

The Ultimate Chocolate Cake with Erin McDowell

Baker extraordinaire Erin McDowell makes the ultimate chocolate cake, featuring dreamy Devil's Food cake, a creamy chocolate custard filling, and a whipped ganache frosting. GET THE RECIPE ►► For even more chocolate cake (that's cut into btw) check out Rick Martinez's One-Bowl Chocolate Birthday Cake: Also featured in this video KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt Head Stand Mixer, 5QT: GIR Silicone Spatulas: Food52 x Dansk Kobenstyle Butter Warmer: Five Two Wooden Spoons: INGREDIENTS For the Devil's Food Cake: 1 ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder 1 cup boiling water 1 ¼ cups whole milk 9 ounces unsalted butter 3 cups granulated sugar 5 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt For the chocolate custard filling: 2 ½ cups whole milk ½ cup heavy cream 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate 1 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup cornstarch Large pinch fine sea salt 2 large egg yolks 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract For the whipped ganache: 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate 1 ¼ cup heavy cream 1 recipe Basic Chocolate Glaze ( chocolate sprinkles, as needed for finishing SUBSCRIBE TO FOOD52 ►► CONNECT WITH FOOD52 Web: Facebook: Instagram: Pinterest: Twitter: Food52 newsletter: ABOUT FOOD52 As a one-stop shop for joyful living, Food52 connects discerning home cooks with the interests they're passionate about via award-winning food and lifestyle content across platforms. We provide our audience with the recipes and solutions they crave to eat thoughtfully, live joyfully, entertain beautifully, and travel differently.



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