Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake

Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake. Everything you dream of: rich, dense chocolate cake. Surprise ingredients. And to-die-for ganache icing.

Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake. Everything you dream of: rich, dense chocolate cake. Surprise ingredients. And to-die-for ganache icing.

Ingredients
Cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted 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 sifted
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream more or less for consistency

Instructions
Cake:
  1. Preheat regular, conventional oven to 350°.
  2. Beat sugar, butter & vanilla in large bowl.
  3. Beat in eggs.
  4. Mix in cake flour, baking cocoa, soda, salt, chocolate pudding and buttermilk.
  5. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  6. Pour into greased tube pan.
  7. Bake in regular, conventional oven at 350° for 30 minutes.
  8. Adjust baking temperature down to 325° and continue baking 30-40 minutes more, until cake tester comes out clean.
  9. (Check with cake tester at the one hour mark.)
  10. Cool cake completely before icing.

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