Ridiculous Chocolate Cake

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This Ridiculous Chocolate Cake recipe qualifies for the most indulging comfort desserts you can make. It is everything a chocolate cake lover can ask for because it is unbelievably moist, divinely chocolaty with a light, soft texture fudgy chocolate frosting on top. This easy Chocolate Cake recipe uses a boxed cake-mix and a few other basic ingredients from your pantry. There are so many amazing cake recipes out there, but not many of them will tell you how to bake a cake with chocolate that’s fool-proof and straightforward to make. What makes this recipe special and extra decadent is the generous amount of cocoa powder used in both the cake as well as the frosting. You cannot dismiss the chocolate factor in this recipe. We all needs dessert recipes from time to time that is simplified.

This chocolate cake recipe is great for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries or even for a family get together.Baking cakes is an art, and you can always use your imagination by adding the ingredients of your choice especially when baking a chocolate cake like this one. For the frosting, you can whip Nutella instead of cocoa powder and top it with crumbled Toblerone bar or Hershey's chocolate shavings or any of your favorite chocolate on top with a fresh round of berries. You could also frost it using cream cheese and chocolate whipped together to give it a tangy twist. These are some great kids birthday cake ideas which you can put to use. It makes the process of baking cakes a whole lot of fun.

In this recipe, you can choose dark chocolate chips with at least 70% or more cacao in it instead of the regular ones. Dark chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health and contains fiber and iron. When sour cream is added to cake recipes it enhances the texture in cakes. That is why this chocolate cake recipe is so unique because the sour cream adds the tang in the cake to balance the sweetness of chocolate and sugar. Sour cream has bacteria cultures that tenderize the gluten in the cake resulting in a dense texture. If you want, you can substitute sour cream with Greek Yogurt or full fat thick plain yogurt or just use the fat-free sour cream to cut down the calories. Usually, cakes with full-fat sour cream tend to be denser when compared to other substitutes. Two tablespoons of sour cream contain 60 calories, while the fat-free sour cream has only 25 calories. It's up to you to choose the variety that is right for you without compromising on the taste or calories.Thank you to Shelly at the ‘Cookies & Cups' food blog for sharing this Ridiculous Chocolate Cake recipe with us. Do visit Shelly's website where she shares amazing cake recipes and kids birthday cake ideas. This Chocolate Cake recipe will be your family favorite dessert. It's a must eat for all chocoholics. Surprise your family with this chocolate delight!

Nutrition Facts for:Ridiculous Chocolate Cake from Cookies & Cups
Ingredients: Chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, sour cream, eggs, vegetable oil, water, chocolate chips, butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla, heavy cream.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 425, Calories from Fat 196, Total Fat 21.8g 34%, Saturated Fat 10.1g 50%, Cholesterol 48mg 16%, Sodium 410mg 17%, Potassium 220mg 6%, Carbohydrates 54.5g 18%, Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%, Sugars 36.0g, Protein 5.1g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 12%, Iron 11%

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