This is a chocolate cake (THE BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE) with a ganache center, and ganache for the mud. If you have never used ganache, you are missing out on life. It is SO delicious and I use it all the time. Here is what you will need-
-8 oz or 1 cup chocolate chips (I like semi-sweet as milk chocolate is too sweet for me)
-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Chop butter into small pieces place in bowl with chocolate chips. Heat heavy cream in double broiler on medium heat until it reaches gentle boil (not a rolling boil!). Add cream to chocolate butter mix and stir with rubber spatula. Once it turns a nice chocolatey silky brown, add the vanila. You can pour this over a cake to get the glistening chocolate look, or leave it out until it softens and then pip it. Either way, it's addicting. I use it almost every time I make a cake. It's great as a filling, great on fruit, great eaten off a spoon, just pour it on your face for a chocolate facial treat (not recommended!).