We loved this cake! I used just 2 TB brown sugar in the egg white and a very dark, even smoky, bittersweet chocolate. The cake has a great crumbly texture and a very adult strong chocolate flavor. It's like something you'd get in a good Italian restaurant. The coarse salt (and it needs to be a coarse salt) on top is a great touch and next time I might add just a wee bit more.
Salted Chocolate Ganache Cake
EllenDeller Posted: 12/10/09
SmithDJanet Posted: 11/01/09
This is an excellent recipe. The cake is moist and the salt adds an unusual flavor that my family really enjoyed. It was easy to make and I will definately make it again. I didin't change anything.
swimkev Posted: 11/25/09
I made this for a Thanksgiving dinner and it is a very pretty cake. I doubled the amount of vanilla after reading that the cake can taste a bit floury. Next time I will add another oz of chocolate to the frosting just to have a little more. Easily get 10 servings out of this.
Jessie123 Posted: 11/15/09
This was an interesting cake with the salt. It was really good and everyone really liked it. I followed the recipe exactly and will be making it again. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because like a lot of light cakes it was a little floury to me but still yummy.
Lindeza Posted: 02/04/11
This cake has become my go-to recipe for simple and fancy occasions. It is always met with rave reviews and I often receive requests for it. A great tasting and shockingly simple recipe. I make it exactly like it is and serve it with everything from roast to thai. Enjoy.
Snoochee Posted: 11/26/09
Very easy and tasty! I didn't think this tasted floury as other reviews have stated, but I don't think I will go through the expense of buying cake flour the next time I make this; I will just use all purpose. Make sure you use coarse grained salt. The sea salt that I had on hand was fine grained and just disappeared into the chocolate.
whitebird Posted: 12/03/09
My daughter made this for Thanksgiving. I love chocolate but thought the cake was blah and the ganache was just ok. The leftovers were still on the counter 5 days after Thanksgiving. Not a winner at our house.
spopp21 Posted: 12/21/10
Fabulous dessert, very light and flavorful. I followed the recipe and found the preparations exceptionally easy. I've used this recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's a holiday favorite!
ajknightfan Posted: 09/22/13
A little work intensive but a nice result. I had to cook mine longer than the 23 minutes, so make sure to test the middle.
kerrylaughs Posted: 12/25/13
It was not terrible. But it was probably close to the worst cake I've made from a cooking light cake recipe. I would agree it was pretty floury. Also, I thought the salt on the cake was very over powering. I'll definitley NOT make this again, when there are so many good cakes out there..