Saturday, February 27, 2010

Death by Chocolate Cake

1 pkg. Devil's Food Cake mix
1-1/3 cup water
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
16 oz. chocolate or 2-1/2 cups choc. chips
1-1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter

Make cake mix using the water, oil, and egg amounts listed above. Let cool.

Melt chocolate in a medium saucepan over low heat. In a separate saucepan, heat heavy cream and butter, until it boils. Pour cream mixture over melted chocolate and stir with a wire whisk until smooth. Let cool 20 minutes.

Line a 8" or 9" round cake pan with foil or wax paper.

Cut cooled cake into cubes. Place cake cubes in a large mixing bowl and pour 1-1/3 cups of the ganache into bowl. Mix on low speed until texture is like thick fudge. Spread evenly into prepared pan, smoothing top. Freeze for 1 hour.

Unmold cake, place on serving plate, remove foil or wax paper and coat cake on the top and sides with remaining chocolate ganache. Store in refrigerator.

When ready to eat, cut a small slice, and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.

The ganache will melt a little and fall over the sides.....Mmmmmmmm!

*recipe from Linda Larsen via

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