Friday, November 12, 2010

Death By Chocolate Cake

I MAY have gotten a little carried away with the chocolate ganache.
It's still up for debate.
This is a really easy, really really rich and really really really decadent
dessert that will leave you begging for milk!

Death By Chocolate Cake:
1 chocolate cake mix - I prefer Pillsbury since it has pudding in the mix
1 (3 oz) box of instant chocolate pudding
1/2 c. oil
1/4 c. water
4 eggs
1/2 c. sour cream
1 (12 oz) pkg of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and lightly flour a bundt pan. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine the ingredients in the order listed. Combine well.
Spread the batter, which will be very thick into the bundt pan.
Bake for 55 mins. Remove from oven, turn the cake out onto a cake plate and let it cool.
Make the chocolate ganache.
Chocolate Ganache: (You may 1/2 this recipe if you would like less chocolate...crazy suggestion, I know.)
1 c. heavy whipping cream
10 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. strong coffee OR 1 t. vanilla extract
Place chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl. On the stove, bring the whipping cream to a boil. Pour over the chocolate chips. Let them sit for a minute or so - add the coffee or vanilla - then stir until smooth. Let the ganache sit at room temperature while the cake cools.
Once everything is cooled and the ganache has thickened, pour it over the cake making sure you get every nook and cranny!
Bon Appetit!


  1. Umm...could you just make this and bring it to my house? ;) Yum!

  2. This is my sister's favorite cake she has been making for a while. I can't tell you how many times she has to give the recipe out!