This Chocolate Bunt Cake with Chocolate Ganache Glaze is moist, smooth and easy to make. It’s so good that you won’t believe that it comes from a mix.
I’m not much of a baker. That’s just a fact I’ve come to accept. Over the years I’ve learned to make a few recipes. This cake is one of those recipes. It’s so easy to make it’s foolproof.
To make the cake you simply pour the ingredients in a large bowl. Then combine with a mixer. I use a hand held mixer stopping a couple times to scrape the sides with a spoon. If you want yo can mix the batter by hand.
Once everything is mixed together pour the batter into a greased bunt pan. The place in preheated oven for an hour.
Before removing from oven make sure cake is fully baked by inserting a toothpick two inches from edge of pan. If toothpick is clean when removed the cake is done. If toothpick is not clean; bake an additional in five minutes until a toothpick is inserted and removed cleanly.
Place cake on cooling rack and cool for one hour.
Once cake is cooled you can dust it with powered sugar and serve. If you want to take it over the top then you can add a chocolate ganache glaze.
The recipe I use is really simple. I promise It’s as foolproof as the cake. It’s smooth and rich and will make this cake sinfully decedent.
To make the ganache bring one cup of heavy cream to a low boil. Then in a bowl with a lid cream pour over 1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir the chips around to make sure they are all covered by the cream and seal the bowl. Wait five minutes.
Uncover and whisk until mixture is a rich chocolatey brown. Let stand to bring to room temperature, about ten minutes. Then pour over cake. I use a small measuring cup to pour the ganache. But you could drizzle it with a whisk or fork for a different look.
So if you’re asked to bring a dessert to a holiday party or potluck don’t panic. Just make this cake and everyone will be impressed. No one has to know you started with a mix, and that the icing was as easy and stirring a whisk.
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- 1 package dark chocolate cake mix
- 1 (5 oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix
- 2 cups chocolate chips (semisweet or milk chocolate)
- 16 oz sour cream
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- Preheat oven to 350
- Grease a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray
- Mix ingredients together (with mixer or by hand)
- Pour cake batter into greased bunt pan.
- Bake for an hour, checking with toothpick before removing from oven
- Place on rack to cool for an hour