Yummy Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

It's my brother-in-laws birthday today, and we're celebrating with a chocolate cake and chocolate ganache frosting. Recipe below.. Enjoy!

Cake Ingredients:
1 sq unswetened chocolate - melt in 1/2 cup water and let cool
1 package instant chocolate pudding- small 3.9 oz
1 package devil's food cake mix
4 large eggs
3/4 cup Sour cream (or buttermilk)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla

Frosting Ingredients:
1 and 1/3 cups of semi sweet morsels
4 tablespoons of butter or 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350.

Melt chocolate in water & let cool.
Mix cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream or buttermilk, oil and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix on low for one minute. Scrape sides, add melted chocolate. Mix on medium for 2-3 min. more. Batter is thick and well combined.

Bake until the cake springs back when lightly pressed or sides just start to pull away from the side of the pan. About 45-50 minutes for a bundt or flute pan. If using two 9inch circular cake pans bake for 25-30 minutes.
Cool on rack for 20 min, then remove from pan.

Option #1:

1 and 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
Heat the cream in a saucepan over med. heat until it boils. Pour the hot cream over the chips and whisk until smooth. Let cool 10 min then drizzle over the cake.

Option #2:
1 and 1/3 cups chocolate chips
4 table spoons butter.
Place the chips and butter in a microwave bowl and heat for 15 seconds - then stir. Repeat until it's smooth and creamy.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this cake and it's so easy to make. I love the "cheater" ganache!