Do you ever have one of those crazy moments when the phone rings and someone tells you that "I need a cake...like now...and it has to be fabulous?" With six kiddos, it seems like there is always something that comes up at the last minute, and for those times when I'm short on time, I'm not adverse to shortcuts! I am, however, going to kick and scream before paying $45.00 for a ready-made bundt cake. Especially when I have a copycat recipe for a rich and moist Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake that is better than anything you can buy!
If you have a hankering for a deep chocolate bundt cake that is studded with mini-chocolate chips and flooded with chocolate ganache, this is the cake for you! And when you can have it in the oven in less than five minutes, cooling on the counter in an hour, and rich chocolate ganache ready to drizzle, with fun sprinkles on standby? This one is a winner!
Homemade is ALWAYS better in my book, but even with a few shortcuts, this cake is so easy to make that our five-year-old mixed this one up (with just a little bit of help).
Start with a dark chocolate devil's food cake mix, a package of instant chocolate pudding, and add sour cream and eggs, with a spoonful of pure vanilla thrown in for good measure. This classic bundt cake bakes up so unbelievably high that it about explodes out of the top of the pan. And it is so moist and flavorful that it's perfectly wonderful all by itself, simply cut into warm slices and served.
But for something a little special, I make a classic Chocolate Ganache (the same recipe that I use on my vintage Grammy Cake with Chocolate Ganache. Rather than drizzling it on while the ganache is still warm, I let this set up in the fridge for 30 minutes. It's a slightly thicker consistency that is easy to spread on top, and then sprinkle away with your favorite colorful sprinkles. Because really, can you ever have too many sprinkles or too much fun? And isn't it just too pretty?
Now, if you've got an extra $45.00 laying around and you prefer cream cheese frosting, by all means visit Nothing Bundt Cakes. But in a side-by-side comparison, my cake won the competition!
Slice this chocolate baby up and get your forks ready! This truly may be the best old-fashioned chocolate-chocolate chip bundt cake you have ever had in your life!