This weekend I made Kelly's Guinness Chocolate Cake recipe (posted on this site) for my dad's birthday. Smitten Kitchen has a nearly-identical Chocolate Stout Cake recipe. I used the chocolate ganache from Smitten Kitchen's recipe, because I thought my dad would like it with the touch of coffee in the ganache. All around winner. VERY moist chocolate cake, and the ganache was delicious. Definitely making this cake again sometime. There was nothing left to bring back home. But this ganache would be excellent on almost any chocolate cake, and it was super easy and ready in just a couple of minutes.
6 ounces good semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons heavy cream
3/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules
Melt the chocolate, heavy cream, and coffee in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until smooth and warm, stirring occasionally. Drizzle over the top of cooled cake.