Finally back from vacation Frosting Friends!! My cake selection this week from CMD is on pg 36 and is the DARN GOOD CHOCOATE CAKE, and it is all that
This cake uses a devils food mix, chocolate pudding, sour cream and chocoate chips. WOW. Can you say RICH?
To start with , the batter alone is worth skipping the baking and just licking the bowl. The batter is thick, creamy and a promise of things to come!
Baked in a bundt this cake come out MOIST MOIST MOIST and very rich. You can actually see the glistening moistness in the photo, the chocolate chips suspended in the cake. The recipie does not call for a frosting, and the cake stands fine alone without one, but my graveyard guineas opinion is that it would benefit from a light frosting, one that would not compete with the richness of the cake. Cool whip and ice cream were suggested. A chocolate ganache drizzled over the top I believe would complement this cake also if you are wanting to die a chocolate induced death.
I got up at 2am the other morning and grabbed a can of generic canned white cream cheese frosting out of the fridge (we keep one on hand for a quick cupcake fix when needed) and slathered it on this cake. UH UH. Way to much going on there, the flavors competed and really ruined the experience for me. Heck, at 2am, anything is an experience.
After looking through CC at other posts on this cake, it is my concensus that the majority really enjoy this cake also. A standout thus far in the book. A slice of this cake really must be followed by 1/2 a gallon of ice cold milk.
I give this cake a solid 5 guineas, assuming a complementing frosting. Regular cake folks will like it, true chocolate lovers will swoon.