Recipes and Cooking Yellow Cake with Salted Chocolate Ganache Buttermilk-infused batter and a rich salted chocolate frosting makes this classic yellow cake far from ordinary. By Beth Kirby Updated on June 8, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jennifer Davick Prep Time: 50 mins Bake Time: 35 mins Total Time: 85 mins Servings: 16 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 cup (375 grams) all-purpose flour 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cup (378 grams) sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature 4 eggs plus 2 egg yolks, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature Salted Dark Chocolate Ganache Sea Salt Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 9x2-inch round baking pans; set aside. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a very large mixing bowl beat the sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 6 to 8 minutes or until very light and fluffy. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, beating until combined after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Add flour mixture to beaten mixture in 3 additions, alternating with buttermilk. Divide batter between prepared pans, filling each about 1/2 full (about 3 1/4 cups batter in each). Spread batter evenly in pans. Bake about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Remove and cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely. Frost with ganache. Sprinkle with sea salt. Salted Chocolate Ganache Place 16 ounces dark chocolate, chopped, in a large heat-proof mixing bowl. In a medium saucepan bring 2 cups whipping cream just to boiling. Pour cream over chocolate. Let stand without stirring for 2 minutes. Stir to melt chocolate. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Set bowl in a larger bowl with ice water for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until cool. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Spread over cake layers. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 565 Calories 36g Fat 61g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 565 % Daily Value * Total Fat 36g 46% Saturated Fat 22g 110% Cholesterol 143mg 48% Sodium 369mg 16% Total Carbohydrate 61g 22% Total Sugars 38g Protein 7g Vitamin C 0.4mg 2% Calcium 114mg 9% Iron 3.5mg 19% Potassium 249mg 5% Folate, total 54.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.