When I was a new bride, this was my go to cake for every event I went to. I sent it to work with my husband frequently and it became the cake we’d make every year for Christmas dinner. So, when we were invited to a family gathering recently and were assigned dessert, Mr. Sweets and Whimsy immediately requested this cake! It feeds lots of people, it’s super easy, and most importantly it is soooo goood! Anyone who likes chocolate will LOVE this cake. I don’t always put ganache on this cake, but if you want an over-the-top decadent dessert, the ganache is the way to go.
I like to make this cake in a tube pan, but it can easily be used as a layer cake.
Here are the cast of characters….. cake mix, oil, water, eggs, instant chocolate pudding, sour cream….
and mini chips…. this is what makes the cake in my opinion. It’s like a little melty chocolate surprise in every bite!
Put all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix until combined. How easy is that!!! Love it!
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes in the tube pan.
Invert onto plate and allow to cool completely. I like to put the cake on my serving platter at this point to avoid having to move the cake a second time.
I said yes to ganache this go around …… and it couldn’t be easier to make! 1 cup of cream to 12 oz of chocolate chips.
Allow the cream to heat in a small sauce pan until bubbles form on top. Not a full boil, just little bubbles…. take the cream off the heat and stir in your chocolate! I used semi- sweet because that is what I had on hand, but mix it up if you’d like- try some dark chocolate or bittersweet….. stir the ganache until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth and creamy. Drizzle over cooled cake.
A quick and easy chocoalte cake! I can’t wait for you to try it!
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup oil
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup cream
- 12 oz chocolate chips
- Combine all ingredients and mix well! Pour into a prepared tube pan and bake at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in tube pan, then invert onto plate to cool completely.
- Heat cream in a small sauce pan until bubbles form- do not allow the cream to come to a full boil. Take cream off the heat and stir in the chocolate chips. Stir until combined. Drizzle over cooled cake. Best served with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream. Enjoy!