Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Romano's Macaroni and Grill's Smothered Chocolate Cake

This one is good! This Smothered Chocolate Cake is so tempting that it wants you to eat more and forget your diet. I want to bake this cake for my husband that's why I have searched for its recipe. The original Romano's Macaroni and Grill's chocolate cake recipe uses coffee but below's recipe is using buttermilk in place of it.

1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
2 cups granulated sugar
2-1/4 cups cake flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup heavy cream
10 oz. chopped chocolate
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 pan.

With an electric mixer, beat mayonnaise and sugar together.

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.

Add half of the flour mixture to the mayonnaise mixture.

Add half of the buttermilk to the batter, beating well.

Add remaining flour mixture and remaining buttermilk.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 2 inches from the edge comes out with crumbs attached.

Let cool. Meanwhile, prepare ganache: Put chopped chocolate in a heat-resistant dish.

Heat heavy cream over medium heat just until bubbles begin to form around the edges. Pour over chopped chocolate.

Stir until smooth.

Cut cake into pieces and pour ganache over each piece, so it drizzles down the sides. Garnish with chopped walnuts.

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