Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chocolate Madness Cake

Like most people I love chocolate.  This cake is over the top with chocolate and beautiful to look at.

I haven't been blogging lately because I can't seem to post pictures.  I've reported it, but still can't post pictures.  I'm a very visual person and think in this case the picture would say an awful lot, but will post anyway and you will have to just imagine this cake with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate covering it.  The great thing about the recipe is you can use your imagination and use your favorite candy bar or candies.  I love Heath so went with them.  You could also go with Andres mints. You can get them already chopped for the sides and have whole ones on the top.  Just get your imagination to work.

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
1 cup butter, melted
4 tsp. corn syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Want to make it even easier?  Use a good moist chocolate cake box mix.  I find them just as moist and good and time saving. 

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/3-1/2 cup whole milk (start out with 1/3 cup of milk and add more milk to your desired consistency)
1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2-3 Tbs. heavy cream
Semi-sweet chocolate chips and Heath Candy chips for the sides of the cake
Small chocolate Heath candy bars for the top of the cake (You may substitute your favorite candy bar like Snickers or Babe Ruth to make it your own and you can drizzle caramel over the chocolate to make it even more sinful.  You can also add peanuts to the sides if you are doing a nut candy bar on the top.)

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Grease and dust two to three 8-inch or 9-inch cake pans with flour. Set aside.

Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, combine milk, butter, honey and vanilla extract. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the milk/butter mixture. Mix until combined.  Fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Pour in the batter into prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove from oven and wait for about 10 minutes to remove from cake pans and place on a cooling rack.  Allow to cool completely before decorating.

For frosting shift together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add the butter, milk and vanilla extract. Using an electric mixer, slowly mix together at a low speed. Once all the ingredients are combined, increase the speed and beat till fluffy.

To assemble the cake, place the first cake layer on a plate or cake circle.  Spread an even layer of frosting. Place the second cake layer on top of the frosting. Cover the sides and top of the cake with frosting.  Cover the sides of the cake with semi-sweet chocolate and Heath chips.  Cover the top with chocolate chips and small Heath Candy bars cut in half (or candy bar of your choice). Drizzle the melted chocolate all over the top of the cake and let it drip down the sides of the cake.  You may also drizzle caramel sauce on top and down sides if you like (Use a jar of caramel sauce you would use for ice cream).

What would you put on this chocolate cake to make it yours?

Be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

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