Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake - Dessert Recipes

Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake - Dessert Recipes

Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake - Dessert Recipes. The luscious Brick Street Chocolate Cake is everything you dream of in a chocolate cake. Rich and delicious. The pourable chocolate ganache is over the top decadent! Perfect for the holiday dessert table and so easy to make. This cake is by far the most popular recipe on this website! (Read more about how I discovered the famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake, or scroll to the bottom for the recipe.)
Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake. Everything you dream of in a rich, dense chocolate cake. Secret ingredients. And a to-die-for ganache frosting.

Ingredients

Cake:
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 cup baking cocoa, sifted
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup instant chocolate pudding mix (small box)
2 1/4 cups buttermilk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Icing:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup baking cocoa, sifted
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons heavy cream (more or less for consistency)
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Instructions

Cake:
Preheat CONVECTION OVEN ONLY to 350°.
Beat sugar, butter & vanilla in large bowl.
Beat in eggs.
Mix in cake flour, baking cocoa, soda, salt, chocolate pudding mix and buttermilk.
Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Pour into greased tube pan.
Bake in CONVECTION OVEN ONLY at 350° for 60-70 minutes, until cake tester comes out clean.
Cool cake completely before icing.

Chocolate Icing:
Heat water, butter and vanilla together in sauce pan on stovetop until melted.
Remove from heat.
Stir in one cup cocoa.
Stir in powdered sugar, sifted.
Stir in heavy cream, up to 3 tablespoons until you get the desired consistency.
Ice by filling the hole in the middle of the cake first, then spread icing over the cake and pour over the sides. Icing will harden as it cools.


Notes
Bake in convection oven only. This does not work in a traditional oven.
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