This cake is like one you would get at a fancy to die for restaurant..!!
This has seriously become our favorite chocolate cake EVER!! It's amazing how something this simple, can be this delicious!! This cake would be the perfect show stopper to any holiday party you are attending. You will have been the talk of the party! Make sure to chill for at least 5 hours before serving!! Happy Baking!! XOXO
CHOCOLATE GANACHE CAKE
Serves 12 Time: 25 minutes Plan Ahead: Chill at least 5 hours before serving. Make cake 1 day ahead
- 1 devils food cake mix (not with pudding in it)
- 16 oz. 2 cups sour cream
- 4 large eggs
- 1 small package (3.9 oz chocolate pudding mix)
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- With a rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Very generously grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. (Use the new cooking spray with flour in it.)
- In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, sour cream, eggs, pudding, oil and water all together until well blended. Add the chocolate chips. Do not over mix.
- Pour into cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. or until a toothpick inserted comes out with just a hint of moist cake on it. Remove cake immediately and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Turn cake out onto a cake platter very carefully, still warm, and pour half the Ganache over top the first layer. Place the second layer on top and pour on the rest of the Ganache and let it flow down the sides. Place in the refrigerated. Cake should chill for at least 5 hours before serving. Can make a day ahead.
- Put the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl. Add the cream. Heat until almost melted, stirring a few times as it is melting; go slowly so you will not burn the chocolate. Use a small whisk to blend the chips with the cream. Once smooth, add cinnamon and vanilla. Spread on the layers.
- Serve with: Fresh raspberries, whipped cream or chopped semi-sweet chocolate as a garnish.