Saturday, March 5, 2011

Chocolate Bundt Cake w/ Ganache


I must admit everytime I make a BUNDT cake,
I can't help but think of MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING,
and laugh while making!

Thank you Sanda Lee for this recipe... I make often and it is ALWAYS a hit!

Cake:
1 box chocolate cake mix (I like dark chocolate cakes)
1 box (3.9 oz) chocolate instant pudding
1 cup water
4 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Ganache:
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Cake
  • preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • spray bunt pan with a non-stick spray

  • combine cake mix, budding, water, eggs, and oil in large bowl. Beat for 2 minutes

  • Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  • Transfer batter to Bundt pan

  • Bake for 45 min or until toothpick inserted near center of cake comes out clean.

  • Cool cake in pan on cooling rack for 15 min.

  • Invert cake onto cooling rack, cool completely

Ganache (my favorite thing EVER)

  • Heat cream in small saucepan over low heat until small bubbles appear.

  • remove from heat and add the chocolate chips to cream and stir until smooth

  • cool ganache just until slightly warm

  • Pour ganache over cooled cake

  • Transfer cake to serving platter

  • Garnish with additional chocolate chips

I like to use the extra ganache for serving, (I warm up for 30 seconds in microwave) you can drizzle the plate or even better, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the cake and drizzle warm ganache over the ice cream!

1 comment:

  1. You have NEVER offered me a piece of this type of cake. You know I cheat on my diet, at least let me chect with something great!

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