This one is to die for…OMG, SOOOO Good!! Start with my basic cake recipe here: Cake recipe
Add one cup of cocoa to batter, beat well, stir in 1/2 cup of Ghirardelli chocolate chips Bake as instructed.
2-8oz packages of cream cheese
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 t. real vanilla bean vanilla (I use Penzeys)
1/2 bag of Ghirardelli chocolate chips melted in a double boiler
Start by melting the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Set aside while you beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar with the vanilla and a splash of the whipping cream. As soon as that is creamed together nicely, spoon some of it into the melted chocolate chips, stir that up, add some of the whipping cream to moistened it if it seems to need it. Use a scraper to scrape the chocolate mixture into a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, whip the remaining whipping cream. Gradually beat the two together into one of the bowls until they are combined and smooth. Once the cake layers have cooled you can frost the cake. The top layer is a ganache: melt the rest of the chocolate chips in double boiler, add a spoonful of the frosting, mix well, spread over the top of the iced cake.This cake is so good, it will disappear fast! The chocolate and real vanilla is really what makes it so good.