My family LOVES chocolate cake–preferring this dessert over anything else. As a busy teacher-author I like recipes that are FAST. The credit for this cake goes to my 1st ex ( don’t ask) who experimented with baking many years ago.
Super easy! This recipe–it’s cheating to call it a recipe–makes decadent, moist, rich, tastes-like-homemade chocolate cake. It’s good by itself, dusted with powdered sugar, or frosted.
Cheatin’ Chocolate Cake
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 box of brownie mix
follow directions for both mixes
For special occasions, refrigerate cake after it has cooled. Slice cold cake with additional layers using a string. A 4-layer cake is very impressive looking.
For an “adult” flavored cake, puncture cake with a fork and pour in coconut milk or rum or Kahlua ( 1/4 to 1/2 cup or to to taste)
Yummy fillings to consider: Apricot or raspberry jam
That’s it! Two boxes, one cheatin’ chocolate cake!
Note: I call it Cheatin’ Chocolate cake because it’s not from scratch.
My favorite fast frosting recipe is courtesy of the wonderful book 101 Gourmet Cupcakes
8 Tbsp ( I stick) butter at room temp
1/3 cup cocoa
3 and 3/4 cup powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp milk or cream
2 Tbsp vanilla extract
Beat butter until smooth and fluffy. A least 30 seconds.Add in remaining ingredients. Mix well. Add milk one tablespoon at a time. I find the more I whip, the lighter it becomes.