The ultimate chocolate indulgence! This decadent Chocolate Truffle Cake is perfect for the chocolate lover in your life. Rich chocolate cake paired with a silky chocolate ganache frosting.
Is this cake fabulous or what?? I am so happy with how it turned out, especially considering I had no idea how I was going to translate “chocolate truffle” into a cake. I think I did a pretty good job (pat’s self on back). Just in case you think I’m never happy with how things turn out, I assure you, I do have my moments!
I am obsessed with the chocolate flakes that are all over this Chocolate Truffle Cake. I’ve used them a couple of times before, here and here, and it’s really a wonder I don’t use them more often. They are similar to chocolate sprinkles, but flat and square. I get them at a local gourmet food shop here in Vancouver, but you can find similar versions on Amazon.
Another thing I’m obsessed with? This gorgeous walnut cake stand from American Heirloom. I’ve been eyeing this one for months (maybe years??) and am SO excited to finally have one in my possession. I love the simple classic design, and think it goes so well with this simple and classic Chocolate Truffle Cake. They have so many gorgeous cake stands and I can’t wait to add more to my collection.
I have a bit of a cake stand addiction, which probably isn’t surprising given what I do for a living. I tend to use the same few over and over though — the classic, simple ones — so I know this one will be used heavily in the rotation.
This Chocolate Truffle Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream. It is seriously SO good, nicely balanced and not super sweet. The chocolate cake is my go-to chocolate cake recipe (why mess with perfection, right?) and that glossy chocolate frosting… OMG.
The frosting is basically a chocolate ganache, which I’ve made many times, but this one also has butter in it to help with texture and give it more shine. It’s silky, creamy, and basically pure chocolate heaven.
This Chocolate Truffle Cake is dense, moist, and ultra chocolatey. If you are looking for an intense hit of chocolate, this cake is for you! Head on over to The Cake Blog for the recipe.
Saachi Ahluwalia says
Hi Olivia! I was thinking of making this cake but wanted to know what % chocolate I should go for?
Hi Saachi! I tend to use a semi-sweet 65-70% but that is my preference. You can go slightly darker but I wouldn’t do a milk chocolate as the ratio would need to be different.
I’ve made this cake several times and it is so delicious! My sweet goddaughter is going to turn 13 next month and she wants this cake BUT also wants chocolate buttercream frosting — in the same cake — but also the truffle frosting. I offered to make 2 different cakes but she is really wanting something extravagant that has both ahah. I wanted to ask your advice! How can I incorporate both frostings in this cake and keep it structurally sound?
Shama Abraham says
Just stumbled on your site. I am in awe. From the beauty of your cakes, to the consideration of each detail in your writing. For example, your ratios for spreadable versus droppable ganache. I’d always wondered about that, and here it was, perfectly captured.
I’m about to retire and want to use my endless free time to sharpen up my baking skills. You have inspired me. Thank you!
Thank you so much Shama! I hope you try one of my recipes soon 🙂
I have made this amazing cake a few times. My goddaughter’s 13th birthday is approaching and she asked for this cake but ALSO wants a chocolate buttercream. I asked if she would like two different cakes, one with buttercream and one with truffle frosting but she say NO (almost a teen haha) that she wants two different frosting on one cake. I wonder if you have any ideas of how to go about this. Buttercream between the layers and truffle on the outside? Alternate? Idk… any thoughts? Appreciate you and your blog a lot!
Hi Rachel! You could totally do both. I would do as you said, buttercream in the inside (because it’s softer) and ganache on the outside 🙂 Not sure if you have a chocolate frosting recipe you plan to use but here are my favourites:
Thank you for your advice Olivia! Please delete my other comment asking the same question ahahah I had forgotten that I already asked.
Hi Rachel! No worries at all. I would use the buttercream as a filling and a ganache to frost the outside of the cake. If you can hold out for a few days I have a delicious chocolate buttercream recipe coming this Friday!
Yay I am excited for it!!