Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wickedly Good Chocolate Cake

It is no secret that I love chocolate like crazy. Chocolate and I are not strangers at all, we meet up most days, ant this cake is my favorite form of chocolate. Seriously, it's so good it's wicked :)!

Make the cake:
1 devil's food cake mix
1 5.9 oz. package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 Cup water
1.5 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Grease 2 -8 inch round pans
Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips
Add chocolate chips after other ingredients are mixed
Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes.
Cool for 1 hour or more

Make Ganache:
2Tb corn syrup
6 oz. heavy cream
12 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 tsp.  vanilla extract

On top of double boiler combine corn syrup, chocolate and heavy cream. 
Remove, and add vanilla. Let cool completely.

Make Chocolate Buttercream:
1 Cup Shortening
3-4 T. Milk
1/2 tsp. clear vanilla extract
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/4 - 1/2 C. cocoa

mix until smooth. Spread between layers of cake.
** you can also buy wilton decorator icing and add cocoa instead of making this**

Pour ganache over top and let it drip down the sides.

Add fruit, nuts, pieces of candy bar or even

Recipe adapted from Make it and Love it

Now, go indulge!

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