Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cake

I made dessert for the Bible Study gals again this week. I did a cake this time around since we were celebrating Kristen and Sarah’s birthdays! This cake is one of my absolute FAVORITE cakes… it is SO moist and the chocolate ganache… oh the chocolate ganache… SO SO good!

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Chocolate Chip Cake


For the Cake:
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix (I used Duncan Heinz)
1 Large Box of Instant Vanilla Pudding
4 Large Eggs
1 1/2 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Oil
2 tsps Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 Cups (12 oz) Mini Chocolate Chips

For the Ganache:
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract


For the Cake:
Preheat Oven to 325° F. Mix together the first 6 ingredients in a stand mixer until thoroughly combined. Fold in chocolate chips with a spatula. Spray a Bundt Pan with non-stick cooking spray, and then evenly pour the cake batter into the pan. Use a Spatula to gently smooth the top. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool Completely (Note: This step is very important! I have had this cake fall apart on me multiple times because of my impatience in allowing it to cool all the way! hah) Once cool, turn over onto a cake plate and prepare the ganache (recipe below).

For the Ganache:
Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and melt over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until it is nice and smooth. Remove from burner and allow to rest for 10-12 minutes (If it's too hot, it'll slide right off the cake!). Once ready, slowly drizzle it on top of the Bundt Cake and allow to cool all the way. Top with Chocolate Sprinkles and/or Chocolate Shavings.


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19 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cake”

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    Elisabeth — October 13, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

    I used to make it the same way with the box mix, years ago…don't know why I even bother to make this chocolate chip bundt cake froms scratch, when it is so yummy, and beautiful.Check out my chocolate chip bundt cake, with the caramael glaze, a couple weeks ago. I like your idea with the ganache topping better! Thanks for sharing. Great job!
    Buzzed it, and am re-buzzing to share!

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    Emma — October 13, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    okay yum!! everything you make always looks so delish.

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    notyet100 — October 14, 2010 @ 3:37 am

    cake looks too yum,..

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    briarrose — October 14, 2010 @ 7:40 am

    Oh my that looks wonderful. I feel it calling to me. 😉

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    The Comfort of Cooking — October 14, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    I love that you used boxed mix for this beautiful cake, I truly do. I have tried to make cakes from scratch, but I'm just not a baker and there's always a pretty good chance it won't turn out just right, ha ha! This cake looks wonderful. Your friends are very lucky!

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — October 14, 2010 @ 3:16 pm

    what a beautiful cake for a lucky friend:) i love the pictures on your site.

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    A Little Yumminess — October 14, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    This looks so yummy…I like the idea of using Duncan Hines – so much easier….

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    Cherine — October 15, 2010 @ 1:38 am

    A wonderful cake!

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    jennynoowyn — October 15, 2010 @ 4:13 am

    That looks soooo good 🙂

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    Cake Duchess — October 15, 2010 @ 6:18 am

    This cake looks really good! Box mix cake or not, it looks like perfection! Congrats on the Top 9!!

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    Peggy — October 15, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    This is definitely a case in point where the box mix definitely works! The chocolate ganache is just icing on the cake (literally!) Congrats on #1 in the Top 9!

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    Sara — October 15, 2010 @ 8:39 am

    Hey there! I found your blog through Foodbuzz and it's so cute! This cake looks fabulous. I'll be back often to check our your recipes.

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    Chicago Cuisine Critique — October 15, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    This looks amazing! I just found your blog through Foodbuzz and am so glad I did. Looks like you have a lot of yummy stuff on here. 🙂

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    Jennifer — October 15, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    This was a traditional southern quick cake that was given to me a few years ago and still a standby!

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    daphne — October 15, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

    I'd definitely try this out one day.
    Really cute!!Congratulations on the top 9=)

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    Char — October 16, 2010 @ 12:05 pm

    This looks so delicious!

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    Kristen Patnode — April 15, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    Just made this for Jeremy’s birthday…came out so yummy! Our favorite cake ever!

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