Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chocolate Lover's Cake- Chocolate Velvet Cream Cake

I have a small confession to make. I don't like cake. I know, that makes me crazy or something. Another confession? My husband doesn't like it either. I guess crazies gravitate together. Even with both of us being cake hating crazies, we have a weakness. This cake. It is delicious and moist and easy to make. It is so easy to make that my husband who is terrified of the oven in general makes me one on my birthday.

You will need:

  • 1 German Chocolate cake mix (You can also use red velvet but we like the German Chocolate.)
  • 1 large container of Cool Whip
  • 3-4 TBSP chocolate powder, like Nesquik or if you want to pretend this cake is healthy, Instant Breakfast.
  • 1 TBSP. chocolate malt powder

Prepare the German Chocolate cake according to package directions. Separate batter into two round cake pans. Bake both according to package directions. Remove from oven and allow to cool COMPLETELY. I like to make it the night before. Patience really pays off here.

Cut each round in half long ways. Forming four rounds.

In a large bowl combine the Cool Whip with the chocolate and malt powders. Mix well until it becomes a light brown color.

Place the first cake layer on a large plate. Slather with a layer of the frosting mixture. Add the next layer and repeat the process for the rest of the layers. When all layers have been added use the rest of the frosting mixture to cover the top and sides of the cake. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the cake and then chill for 1-2 hours before serving.

Enjoy and try not to go into a chocolate coma! We always can't help but finish the cake in a day or two. We usually end up just taking forks to the cake. I guess we like the occasional chocolate coma around here. :)

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