Tuesday, April 5, 2011

{recipe}The Most AMAZING Chocolate Cake…EVER

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I have a dear friend Janeen, who makes the most aaaamazing Chocolate Cake EVER!!! It’s one of those cakes that leaves a lasting impression, it haunts you until you finally break down and beg your sweet friend to please share the recipe with you.  Then you beg some more to see if you can share it with the world.  Janeen my dear, the world is going to LOVE you and your aaaamazing cake!!

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The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake…Ever!

1 Chocolate Cake Mix (any kind, I've used chocolate fudge, Swiss chocolate, milk chocolate)

1 C Mini Chocolate Chips

1 C Sour Cream

1 Pkg. of Chocolate Pudding (small box 3.5 oz.)

Prepare cake as directed on box and add sour cream,  pudding and chocolate chips.  Pour into 2 9-inch round pans.  Bake as directed on box (you might need to add a minute or 2 to the baking time because of the added sour cream and pudding).  Place on wire rack to cool.

Equally Impressive Chocolate Frosting

1 C butter at room temperature

3 oz. Ghirardelli 100% cocoa chocolate bar

4-5 C Powered Sugar

Milk

Chop the chocolate, then place in double broiler until melted (bowl over a pan of water on the stove).  Cream together butter, chocolate, and 4 cups of powered sugar, add milk as needed for desired consistency.  Combine until creamy, continue to add powered sugar and milk until it is the consistency and taste that you want.  Place one layer of cake on cake stand and frost the top, then add the second layer and frost the rest of the cake.

Garnish with chocolate curls.  I like to make bigger curls for this cake.  Melt some chocolate, get a 9 inch round cake pan and turn upside down and then spread the chocolate as a thin, thin layer.  Let cool until the chocolate is set and then get a cheese slicer or potato peeler and slice the chocolate into curls. 

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Janeen made this Heavenly cake for our Bloggers Night Out {Vegas Style} this past weekend and blew everyone away!! Janeen you are a doll!!

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6 comments:

  1. I never thought that a cake that looks that good could come from such a simple recipe! I'm in love.

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  2. What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. This looks absolutely amazing! My mouth is watering!

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  4. i made this cake for my sisters birthday today and it was a hit!! i wasn't able to add the curls but i DID finely grate chocolate on the top... it turned out beautifully! thank you so much for posting the recipe :)

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  5. i baked this cake for my husband's birthday...it was insane! it is the BEST chocolate cake every. Am thinking perhaps to not to include the choc. chips next time, though.

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