I am not exaggerating, this cake changed my life. For the record, I don’t like cake. That’s what makes this cake so great- it’s barely even cake. Its almost like eating fudge covered with chocolate frosting. It’s perfect for any chocolate lover, which is why I recently made it for my boyfriend’s birthday.
Greatest Chocolate Cake:
- 1 Box Dark Chocolate Cake Mix:
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup butter
- 16 oz semi sweet chocolate (chips or chopped)
This recipe starts out very simple- all you have to do is follow the recipe on the box to make a regular box cake.
While the cake is cooling, start making chocolate ganache. To do this bring butter and heavy cream to a boil in a small saucepan. In a medium saucepan melt chocolate at a low heat stirring regularly to prevent burning. When the butter/cream mixture begins to boil, pour it over the chocolate. Whisk the mixture until smooth. It will basically look like the chocolate river in Willy Wonka at this point, YUM!
While the ganache is cooling, cut your cake into cubes and dump it into a large mixing bowl.
Now here is where things start to get weird, pour the chocolate ganache over the cubes of cake.
Next use an electric mixer to combine the cake and ganache (trust me I’m not crazy- it will turn out well). Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl as your mix, and by the time you’re done it will pretty much look like mud.
Next pour your batter into a springform pan. Make sure you line the bottom of the pan with wax paper and grease the sides- this will prevent it from sticking. Smooth the top with a knife or spatula and place in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
After an hour or so, take the cake out of the freezer and remove it from the pan. Flip the cake over onto a plate so you have a perfectly smooth top surface. Be prepared- you will be shocked by how heavy this cake is.
Finally, use chocolate icing our any extra chocolate ganache to frost the cake. I also use chocolate chips and white chocolate chips to decorate the perimeter of the cake. If you prefer, you can leave the cake unfrosted- it’s plenty rich and delicious all on it’s own. Store in the fridge until serving and get ready to slip into a chocolate induced coma…in a good way of course!