Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Ganache – 2 Maids a Baking Linky

I can hardly believe it but Two Maids a Milking is a year old!! Woot Woot!! Seems like just yesterday Amy and I were brainstorming names for this blog we were going to start. A BIG thank you to all of our readers!! 
Today we had our Bloggy B-day Party with some of our fellow bloggers and I was tasked with bringing the cake! This cake is my go to cake when I don’t know what type of cake everyone likes. 

I start by spraying my cake pans and cutting out parchment circles for the bottom. I highly recommend lining your pans if you are going to add something to the batter so the cake doesn’t stick.  
I use mini chocolate chips and toss them in flour so they don’t fall to the bottom of the cake. I do the same thing when making muffin’s etc. this also helps make sure the fruit doesn’t bleed in to the batter. 

There was a lot of multitasking going on in my kitchen this weekend so I cheated and used a cake mix, 2 to be exact. I love using liquid measuring cups to pour the batter in because the handle sits nicely on the outside of your bowl!  

Layer your batter and chocolate chips, I used half a bag for both cakes. 

Let cool.

Time for the ganache! I used the rest of the bag of chocolate chips and 1 1/2 bars of Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate, about 9 ounces. 

Break it up in small pieces and pop in the microwave on gentle cook for 20 seconds at a time until it is melted. 

Add 1 1/2 cups cream and stir. 


Cut off the tops and smear the ganache over the cake top and place in your mouth… I mean…cut off the cake tops. I have found a bread knife works well.

Flip your cake over on a board and fill with ganache filling. I pipe a border of butter cream icing around the edges to help keep the ganache in place. 

Frost the remainder of your cake and place in the fridge to set-up. 

Top the cake with the ganache. 

Let it drip off the side. 

Top with some icing and chocolate chips. 

 So, what has been baking in your kitchen?


About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. Chocolate ganache is my favorite! Yum! I’m gonna have to give this recipe a try! :)

    Happy Blog-Anniversary!

  2. Amy and Liz Congrats on your One Year Anniversary!!!

    Big hugs and kisses

  3. Oh boy-that looks like a cake I could enjoy! and Congratulations on your 1 year anniv.

  4. Ganache is my new favorite word and way to eat chocolate! Oh readers, this was sinfully delicious! Thanks so much Liz and Amy too for all you gals do to share farm life and wonderful recipes with your readers! Here’s to many more years of sharing!

  5. So can you send some of that to Ohio??? :)

  6. That looks delicious! What kind of frosting (white) did you use?
    Congrats on the anniversary! I thought of you as I stopped in to Fair Oaks Farm this weekend to pick up cheese on our way home from Chicago. We ate some yummy grilled cheese there too, because you can never have enough!

  7. Congrats on the anniversary, this cake looks amazing!

  8. That cake looks so yummy! Thanks for hostessing! :)

  9. STOP!! You’re making me hungry with a chocolate craving!! lol
    Congratulations y’all. **and many more…**

  10. Happy Blogaversary to you!!!

  11. Alone in a hotel room with nothing but popcorn while reading this is KILLING me. I haven’t baked one single time since you started this linky party. But I think I am inspired. This weekend. I will bake and I will link up next week. So inspired right now…and hungry.

  12. I was looking for something for my hubby’s bday and I think I will attempt this! yummy

  13. I wanted to make this for my sons birthay this sunday. What kind of frosting did you use? was it store bought or homemade?

  14. Hi Liz,
    Your Chocolate Chip Cake is just beautiful and it sure looks delicious. A very special cake. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  15. Cake looks amazing, i bet it was finger licking good!

  16. I am so making this! YUM!

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