Oct 29, 2010

Sinful Chocolate Cake & weekend preview

This cake is my favorite dessert to make. 
It is so easy, so yummy, so chocolatey!
I made this for the first time last year for my in laws wedding anniversary- which happened to fall on Thanksgiving.
 It was a huge hit, and became the dessert of request for birthdays and get togethers!


Sinful Chocolate Cake
1 package of Devil's food cake mix
1- 5.9 oz package of instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup canola oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
1 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Ganache frosting:
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, eggs, and water. Stir in the mini chocolate chips and pour batter into a lightly greased 12 cup bundt pan.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick comes out clean.  (don't forget the chocolate chips may leave some melted chocolate on the toothpick....)

Cool cake thoroughly in a pan at least an hour and a half before turning out. 
When cake is cool, pour whipping cream into saucepan and heat over medium high heat just until small bubbles form around the edge of the pan- not boiling! 
Remove pan from heat and pour in the half cup of chocolate chips.  Let sit for 5 minutes without stirring.  After 5 minutes, stir chips into cream until smooth.  Allow to thicken slightly- 2 minutes.  Pour over the top of the cake, and serve when ready!  


I promise- if you love chocolate, you will LOVE this cake!!

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One final thing I will leave you with today- in September I told you that Extreme Makeover Home Edition was in my city.  This Sunday night is the episode that was filmed here!  I'm so excited!  It's a Halloween themed show, so set your recorders if you're out trick or treating.  I can't wait to see it and hopefully see some of my friends that were able to volunteer with the build.
Here's some photos from our local paper with some of the design team and volunteers:



The haunted house is supposedly really scary- I am not a haunted house girl, so I couldn't tell you from personal experience!! (the only one I've been through was the one at Disneyland.....and that was just fine for me.)
I hope you'll watch it!
Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!

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7 comments:

  1. The cake looks soooooo good and very devilish and sinful! :) Thank you for posting the recipe! The episode looks fun, I will have to catch this week!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Holy cow my mouth is watering!! I'm definitely filing that one away for the future!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh man...that cake sounds AMAZING -I can tell there's going to be some more jogging hours logged for this one!! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

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  4. Now, that is my kind of cake!! I love food that is sinful! I hope you have an amazing Halloween!!! = )

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  5. That cake looks perfect!
    Looking forward to watching Extreme Makeover if we have some breaks between trick or treaters. I found out that the episode from my state will air sometime in December... Hope you have a happy halloween weekend! And yes, I am SO glad the scary movie marathon month is almost over : )

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  6. Oh-la-la this looks yummy!
    Thanks for the recipe too..how thoughtful.
    Oh that show often brings me to tears..how exciting!
    Have agreat weekend Denise!

    Deborah :)

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  7. Yummy if you ever would like to be featured or would like to share a recipe please come become a follower and email us...Great site

    we would love to feature this..looks so yummy

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