Saturday, August 11, 2012

For the Love of Chocolate

Well, Today is my father-n-law's birthday. He loves chocolate more than any man I know. I mean, for father's day, Hubby got him 14 Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate bars. So, for his birthday, I had a surprise in store.

This cake combines chocolate cake with chocolate chips topped with fudge frosting. I've been a bit on a fudge kick lately (see Caramel Filled Cupcakes). This time, however, I made the whole thing.

So, do you want to make a triple chocolate cake for the ultimate chocolate lover in your life?

Here's what you'll need:
Recipe for Fudgy Chocolate Cake
1 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups of confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/3 cup of milk
5 tbsp butter

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Preheat your oven to 350.
To make the chocolate-chocolate chip batter, mix up the ingredients just as you would for Fudgy Chocolate Cake. This time, the water in the ingredients is not optional. After your mixture is complete, fold in the 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips until well combined.
Don't forget to grease your pan, and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

I usually bake for 27 minutes, but this all depends on how moist you want your cake.

While the cake is cooling, whip up your frosting.

In a medium sauce pan, bring your granulated sugar, butter, and milk to a boil. Removed from heat, and transfer to a medium bowl.

Add your vanilla and confectioners sugar, whisking 1/2 a cup at a time.

I have this really awesome mixer that came with a whisk attachment. I love it. If you don't have a whisking attachment, that's ok. You can use a regular mixer or paddle attachment.

After your cake has cooled completely, start frosting. If your frosting is not spreading easily, run your spreader under water. This should make it a bit easier.

As an extra chocolate bonus, sprinkle chocolate chips onto the top of the cake.

Slice and share, or don't share, whichever!


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  1. Looks very enticing but the caramel filled cupcakes were awesome. Great taste.


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