A super rich, gooey, decadent chocolate cake with extra chocolate baked in. Topped with a fudgy chocolate ganache, chocolate chips, and sprinkles. What a way to go!
You just can’t get any more chocolatey goodness!
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Everyone needs an insanely over-the-top chocolate cake in their dessert repertoire and this one is mine. And now, hopefully, yours. I literally can not figure out how to load any more chocolate into or on top of this cake!
First, the cake.
Before you start mixing the cake, put 1 cup chocolate chips in a small bowl.
Then sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of the cake mix over the top and toss the two together until the chips are coated.
This keeps the chips suspended in the batter and prevents them from sinking to the bottom (which eventually will become the top).
Don’t skip this step or the entire top of your cake could pull off when it’s inverted.
Take the remaining cake mix and stir in the dry instant pudding mix. The pudding makes the cake moist and gooey!
Next, mix up the cake according to the instructions on the box EXCEPT replace the water with chocolate milk. For instance, I’m using a Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix that calls for 1 1/4 cups water so I’ll use 1 1/4 cups chocolate milk instead. The chocolate milk adds another layer of chocolate and richness.
When the batter is mixed up, gently stir the chocolate chips in.
Spread the batter evenly in a bundt pan that’s been sprayed with baking spray and bake according to the instructions on the box.
Cool it in the pan for 5 minutes…
…then invert it onto your serving platter or cake stand and let it cool completely.
While the cake is baking, mix up the ganache for the top.
Put 1/2 cup chocolate chips and the cream in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup.
Microwave it for 30 seconds on 50% power and stir. Repeat as necessary until ganache is smooth and creamy. Don’t try to hurry this process or you could scorch the chocolate or make the cream separate.
Pop the ganache in the fridge and give it a stir once in a while until it’s thickened. You want it thick enough so that it won’t run right off but thin enough that you can drizzle it over the cake.
Finish your chocolate cake with some additional chocolate chips and some sprinkles.
If you love massive amounts of chocolate, try these next:
- Hot Fudge Turtle Cake from a Cake Mix
- Black Forest Dump Cake
- Baileys Irish Cream Brownies
- Double Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
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