A few weeks ago, I made an ever-so secret birthday cake for one of my housemates. I’ve also tested using the same volume of melted butter in place of the oils in the chocolate cake. So if you are a faint of heart chocolate cake person, this is not the cake for you. I chose sugar free yellow cake mix (made with Splenda and reduced in calories by about 50 calories a slice when compared to the original cake mix), diet Crush, and lite frozen whipped topping.
To give a contrast of texture and flavour I’m going to use crushed chocolate biscuits instead – they add both crunch and a dark cocoa hit that I think works really well. Def a party pleaser bc everyone thinks ur nuts when u call it chocolate cake until after they try it.
You can not taste the coffee – it just makes the flavour more chocolatey (and delicious!). Add in the chocolate chips; cover saucepan with a lid and let sit for a good 5 minutes to soften and melt the chocolate. Dark chocolate fans won’t be disappointed by this moist and rich chocolate cake.
Make sure you test the cake with a skewer at 1 hr 25 mins, it should come out clean. Which chocolate recipe would you recommend as a base for a kid’s birthday cake (out of which I plan to cut out an animal shape… wish me luck). I make this cake all the time and everyone always loves it. So simple and foolproof.
A lot of friends and relatives are a fan of your pineapple tarts too.. 🙂 It is super yummy and it is the only recipe I go to every year. Bake until a wooden tester inserted in the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when lightly touched, 30 to 35 minutes for 9-inch rounds; 45 to 50 minutes for the 8-inch squares; and 45 to 50 minutes for a 13- by 9-inch.