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- Napoleon

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

Okay, I know this isn't a 'recipe blog', but I just couldn't resist passing this one along. A friend of mine is going in for surgery this week, and I thought I'd make her some baked goods to cheer her up for before the big event. So today, I made what I'll just call a Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake. It's super easy, and if the batter is any indication, it's super good, too. (I've never made this before, so my friend will have to be the guinea pig here.)

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

1 box of chocolate cake mix (I used Dutch Chocolate cake, but use whatever you like best)
1 cup chocolate chips

Make cake according to directions on box. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes (mine took almost 45, but that's the altitude here) or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool for about 10 minutes in the pan, and then turn it onto a plate for the rest of the cooling process.

While the cake is cooling, make the following:

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate chips
splash of vanilla

Put the condensed milk and the chips into a medium saucepan on low heat. Stir constantly until the chips are melted completely and the milk is well-combined. Don't let it boil or it will scald and take nasty. When the mixture is smooth, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Let cool just a little - should be cool enough to stick your finger in and taste it with out burning yourself. Dribbling liberally over the cake, but be careful - mine ran over the edges of the plate and we were forced to lick the counter afterwards. (It was a trial, but someone had to do it. :wink:) Let cool completely, slice and serve. Perhaps with a big scoop of ice cream. If there's any glaze left (and trust me, there was), it looks like it'll be awesome over the brownies we made a couple days ago... with ice cream, of course.

Bon Apetit.

Oh, and be careful turning the cake out of the pan. Mine lost a chunk off one side and we had to do a little cosmetic surgery so it would look okay for my friend. It's still a little off, but this isn't Top Chef, so I think it'll be okay.

1 comment:

Erica Ridley said...

Holy crap that sounds good!!!

Can I just pay you to make it for me? *g