Sunday, July 17, 2011

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate Cake
1 package (18.25 ounces) triple chocolate fudge cake mix 
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil 
1/4 cup granulated sugar 
4 large eggs 
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease 2 9-inch round cake pans.
Place the cake mix, cream cheese, water, oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Mix ingredients on a medium speed until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula. Divide the batter evenly between 2 cake pans and place in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the frosting.
Source: adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor

Chocolate Frosting
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup half and half
1 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted

Place the chocolate chips, half and half, and butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until the butter and chocolate melt and the mixture thickens. Remove the pan from the heat.
Whisk the confectioner's sugar into the chocolate mixture until smooth. Place this mixture in a large mixing bowl and place in the refrigerator until completely cooled. Once the mixture has cooled, beat on a high speed until smooth and easy to spread.
Frost the cake.
Source: adapted from The Cake Mix Doctor

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