Chocolate Cake

chocolate ganache cake

decadent chocolate cake layered with rich chocolate ganache.

serves 12.



  • FLOUR OF CHOICE: 3 cups
  • COCOA POWDER: 3 tbsp
  • BAKING POWDER: 2 tsp
  • BAKING SODA: 1 tsp
  • SUGAR: 1⅓ cups (or sugar substitute)
  • Spero Sunflower Cream Cheese: 1 tub, The Original :D
  • NON-DAIRY MILK: 1 cup (plus extra if needed)
  • APPLE SAUCE: ½ cup

Chocolate Ganache


  1. HEAT the oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas mark 4. 
  2. SPRAY two 9-in round cake pans with cooking spray and lightly dust with flour; set aside. 
  3. ADD flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, & sugar to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. 
  4. WHISK together SperoSunflower Cream Cheese, milk, apple sauce, & vinegar in another mixing bowl.
  5. ADD the wet ingredients to the flour mixture & whisk to a smooth cake batter, adding a little extra milk if necessary. 
  6. DIVIDE the batter between the prepared cake pans & bake for about 30 minutes or until a skewer or a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.   
  7. LEAVE the cakes in the pans for 5 minutes before turning them onto a wire rack & letting cool down completely. 
  8. MELT the chocolate chips & coconut oil (if using) in a double boiler (or in the microwave), then add the Spero Sunflower Cream Cheese & whisk until smooth.   
  9. PLACE one of the cooled cakes onto a serving plate or a cake stand & spread with about ¼ of the chocolate ganache. Top with the second cake & cover the cake with the remaining ganache. 
  10. DECORATE (if desired) with fresh strawberries or raspberries just before serving. 

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