Recipe from The Cove Kitchen: Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake

Recipes from The Cove kitchen logo


Today, our pastry chef, Natalie, shares another delicious recipe that has become a guest favorite here at The Cove.  Enjoy this delectable Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake and come back and let us know how it turns out in the comment section below!

Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake
Makes one 8-inch cake

Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe
1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ cup unsalted butter
1 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
¼ + ⅛ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp coffee extract
5 eggs
¾ cup cocoa powder

Chocolate Glaze Recipe
1 ½ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
¾ cup heavy cream

Preparing cake:
Preheat oven to 350°. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter in pan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, salt, and both vanilla and coffee extracts to melted chocolate and butter. Once mixed, add the eggs, beating briefly until smooth. Add cocoa powder and mix until just combined. Bake in greased 8” cake pan for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Preparing glaze:
Heat cream to a boil in sauce pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and pour heated cream over chocolate chips in a glass bowl. Let stand for 1-2 minutes, then whisk together until chocolate chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Spread Glaze over cooled cake. Tap cake pan a couple of times on counter to spread evenly over cake. Freeze cake overnight. Remove from freezer and from cake pan and thaw just until no longer frozen and serve.


Enjoy other recipes from The Cove kitchen here.

Enjoy delicious recipes like this on your next stay at The Cove. Click here to see a full list of upcoming events at The Cove or contact our Guest Group department to hold your group retreat at The Cove.


6 thoughts on “Recipe from The Cove Kitchen: Dark Chocolate Truffle Cake”

  1. Thank you for posting recipes of your delicious dishes! Never in my life have I had good as good as what I had during my stay at the Cove. I would LOVE it if you’d publish the bacon and wild mushroom soup recipe that was served during the second or third week of November 2015. I’m still dreaming about that soup! God bless

    1. Hello, Amy! We’re so glad to hear you enjoy the recipes. We’ll put in your recipe request with our chef. Bless you!

  2. Thanks for sharing this fabulous cake recipe. I will definitely try it since I love chocolate! I have a question about the recipe: At what point do you remove the cake from the pan? when you take it out of the freezer while it is still frozen or keep it in the pan and cut and serve it from the pan when thawed?

    I have attended several seminars at The Cove and all the meals are just wonderful !


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>