Chocolate Truffle Cake


For the Chocolate Frosting (make in advance):
18 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate (finely chopped)
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup unsalted butter

For the Chocolate Cake:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder (sifted)
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
¼ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup buttermilk (room temperature)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¾ cup hot water

For the Assembly:
1 cup chocolate flakes or chocolate sprinkles
Large star piping tip


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