The Dark Knight Cake

Ingredients

  • Butter for greasing
  • 1 3/4 cups dates, pitted and chopped coarsely
  • 3/4 cup hot, brewed dark roast coffee
  • 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa poweder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate buttercream icing
  • 2 cups chocolate ganache
  • 3 tablespoons finely ground espresso powder

Preparation

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