Chocolate Bliss Cake

Chocolate Bliss Cake, this cake will cure any chocolate craving!
Chocolate Bliss Cake, this cake will cure any chocolate craving!

Oh yes, make sure you take a good look at all that chocolate heaven almost dripping off the plate.

I was so excited when Tina announced what this month’s challenge would be for the Crazy Cooking Challenge!

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Chocolate Cake!

And all I had to do was find a recipe from someone else’s blog, bake, and then write about it.  I had scoped out a few possibilities then Affair from the Heart posted this. Chocolate Bliss Cake. But it’s not just the cake, it was also raspberry sauce and devonshire cream. When Michaela makes something you get the whole experience!

I gathered up my ingredients and headed into the kitchen.

Chocolate Bliss Cake, this cake will cure any chocolate craving!

Chocolate Bliss Cake
adapted Affair from the Heart

Chocolate Bliss Cake

Chocolate Bliss Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix (4 serving size)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • for the Ganache
  • 3 cups thawed Cool Whip
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • For the Devonshire Cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3-6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, spray bundt pan with cooking spray. Combine cake mix, pudding, sour cream, oil, water and eggs with mixer till combined. Beat for an additional 2 minutes on medium speed.
  2. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan
  3. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before flipping onto a plate.
  4. Let cake cool completely.
  5. For the chocolate topping. Microwave Cool Whip and chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl on high for 1-2 minutes until melted and creamy, blend well with spatula.
  6. Pour Ganache pour over cake.
  7. For the Devonshire Cream
  8. Whip cream, sugar and vanilla till thick, then fold in sour cream.
  9. Slice and serve cake with a dollop of Devonshire cream and a few Raspberries, or serve the cream and raspberries on the side.

Notes

http://chocolatechocolateandmore.com/2012/02/chocolate-bliss-cake/

Hubby loved the Devonshire Cream but the kids and I preferred the sweeter whipped cream.
This cake didn’t last long in our house.

Chocolate Bliss Cake, this cake will cure any chocolate craving!

Chocolate, Raspberry and Whipped Cream, how could you go wrong with this combination?
Perfection!

 

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Chocolate malt Cookies with Chocolate Chips

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Double Chocolate Fudge Tart

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Comments

  1. Mmmmm, I have to try this recipe! Looks delicious! Perfect for those chocolate cravings.
    -Lynn

  2. That looks unbelievable! Definitely off to share this in any way possible – what a great choice for this month :)

  3. Oh my! This is chocolate cake brought to a new level! This was the first month I’ve participated in the Crazy Cooking Challenge. So much fun… and what better thing to make then Chocolate Cake!

  4. Fabulous job–this looks to die for! Great choice for the Challenge!

  5. Wow! This is really a cake to impress with. I love the combination of chocolate and raspberries.

  6. I think I experienced death by chocolate by just LOOKING at your cake! Scrumdidleocious :)

  7. Joan, you totally outdid yourself with this one! It’s gorgeous! I love chocolate and raspberry together too, especially this time of year (Vday). Great choice!

  8. Miss Chocolate, your cake looks addicting! All that chocolate goodness and then more. Always need a simple no fail recipe on hand.

  9. wow that choc cake looks truly blissful…….enjoyed going thro the selection of choc cakes……cant make uo my mind on which one to bake….they all look delicious…..thanks for sharing :)

  10. Joan, it turned out positively GORGEOUS!! I am so glad that you all liked it!! :) My kids felt the same about the Devonshire cream. Glad the hubby liked it!!

    Michaela, An Affair from the Heart

  11. THIS LOOKS AWESOME!! Yumm I will try this out for sure. Check out my cake #56 on the linky party have a great day :)

  12. Yep, this cake sure does look like bliss!! Would have never thought of melting the Cool Whip together with chocolate … will have to try that out.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground (CCC #13)

  13. This looks so beautiful! And I bet it tastes as amazing as it looks! Well done!

    Check out my cake #59 if you get a chance – Red Wine Chocolate Truffle Cake!

  14. Oh wow! Oh wow! Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!

  15. wow this is a wonderful looking recipe for chocolate cake. Nice post andi

  16. Mmmmmm . . . Definitely going to try this as soon as I’m off this diet!!!

  17. What a great combination of flavors, and so pretty!

  18. Dark chocolate and raspberry make me all kinds of happy

  19. Yum, yum, yum! The chocolate dripping from the sides won me over.

  20. You made it look so easy! Looks absoultely delicious!

  21. That does look like pure bliss! Delicious. We have a a hearty beef casserole. Come on over and check it out. We also have some great news today

  22. oh my word! I would not have bothered with the cake, I think the glaze looks like it would be perfect all on it’s own. Okay the cake looks awesome too, I just want to eat the glaze with a spoon!

  23. Looks divine! Must try!!

  24. it looks delicious.wish i could eat it off the screen.really cool blog.

  25. Chocolate & Raspberry?? Yum, that sounds so yummy!! Your cake is gorgeous!

    http://kaylasmalltownlife.blogspot.com/2012/02/black-magic-cake-with-pb-frosting.html

  26. this look absolutely amazing!! gloria

  27. Come share this fabulous recipe at my Famous Linkz Party!!
    -Heather
    @ http://www.made-famous-by.com

  28. Oh my chocolaty goodness!! Your cake looks wonderful and I love the addition of sour cream in the cake, that’s always a fave of mine.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  29. I just want to dip my finger into that lush chocolate…. yum!

  30. Oh my – I can’t even talk without drooling!

  31. Your cake looks amazing. I love chocolate too. Your title caught my attention because I just listed some chocolate style jewelry in my shop and called it Chocolate Bliss, great minds think a like :)
    Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you on Friday at the Anything Goes Bacon Time linky.

  32. This is definitely a lick the plate clean kind of cake. All that frosting! Yum!

  33. I almost passed out when I saw this one. SO gorgeous. Love the chocolate dripping down. I would go nuts for this one.

  34. What is better than chocolate and raspberry? NOTHING! This looks so good. Will definitely try it. Don’t you just love this month’s Challenge! Come visit when you can; I’m entry #29 Pear and Chocolate Upside Down Cake

  35. Bliss indeed! This is a fabulous cake that I would love. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen
    #7

  36. That is a cake to knock your socks off! My family would love the fruit/chocolate combination…not to mention the chocolate oozing off the plate!

  37. Oh my … I don’t know what to say. It looks amazing!

  38. Oh yes, that IS pure bliss! Love that cool whip and chocolate topping oozing down.

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2012/02/chocolate-carrot-cake-crazy-cooking.html

  39. Yum, I’m in love with the chocolate glaze! The cake looks great!

  40. I never knew you can microwave cool whip with chocolate chips to make a frosting/glaze. Great idea!! I can’t wait to try it myself. This cake looks amazing.

    Ellen

  41. Oh YUM!!! This looks insanely good!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  42. Oh, wow! First time visiting your blog and am amazed at all of the fantastic posts you have here! Lots and lots of yummy food and photos! :)

    So nice stopping by!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  43. Looks so delicious & mouthwatering!!& I am going mad by seen all linked chocolate cake collection.All look so good. Thanks for sharing
    Midweek Fiesta

  44. This reminds me of the pudding cake my mom used to make. Easy and just lovely with the raspberries!
    Patti #28

  45. Your cake sounds amazing! Chocolate is a big hit at our house, too.

    Thanks for visiting me at A SEason for All Things. I’m youre newest follower and can’t wait to find more terrific recipes. ~ Ellen

  46. WOW. My mouth totally started watering. I had to force myself to look away and scroll down the page. Lovely! Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  47. How gorgeous! This looks delicious!

  48. That heavy layer of icing is indeed bliss.

  49. Wow……. What a cake is this! It’s truly looking with full of chocolate. As I am totally surprised to see this Chocolate bliss cake. It’s authentically looking one of massive featured source with full of different types cakes. Incredibly, the great illustration of illustration. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Nicole {WonkyWonderful} says:

    Great – Now I will be dreaming about this cake! It looks so good – I’ve never tried the cool whip & chocolate chips for a chocolate sauce. Pinning & Craving :)

  51. sheila devor says:

    I’m making this for sure. It looks divine! What is this challenge everyone is talking about??

    • Thanks Sheila, the challenge was for a group of bloggers to all make something on the same day and then share with each other. This challenge happened once a month and lasted for just the one year.

  52. Am I missing something here? There was a mention of raspberry sauce, but there are no ingredients nor are there any instructions for it….and yes the cake looks amazing, but I would love the raspberry sauce to go with it…

  53. For the Chocolate Bliss Cake, do I use the instant or cook pudding? I’d like to make this for my Grandson’s birthday cake in a couple days.

  54. Sandy_of_WV says:

    Please add to the recipe what “size” pudding and if “instant” or “cook” kind.
    Thx! :)

  55. I pour the topping over the cake, then where do I put the Lincolnshire cream?

    Thanks,

  56. Cheryl Audrey says:

    You say 3 cups of cool whip, would you have to buy three containers of cool whip? It never measures out correctly.

    • If you buy the 8 ounce container of Cool Whip, you’ll be pretty close to the 3 cups. I had to do a little math to verify. The serving size is 2 tablespoons and 25 servings (50 tablespoons) per container. 16 tablespoons=1 cup. 50 tablespoons = 3.125 cups. A little extra cool whip won’t hurt anything!

  57. This cake looks amazing. I have kind off a stupid question, are you serving the Devonshire cream on the side with the cake or is it mixed in somewhere?

  58. Hello :) this cake looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing :)
    Please can you tell me… If I dont have a bundt pan, can I substitute it by using a 9×13″ glass baking dish? Will it still turn out the same?
    Thank you for your input :)

    • Yes you can use a 9×13 baking dish. Your cooking time will be less, probably by about 15-25 minutes so check your cake, using a toothpick at about 35 minutes. It will still taste delicious!

  59. Jennifer Rusnak says:

    What’s the best way to store the cake? Will it need to be refrigerated? Covered? Uncovered? I’m not sure about the cool whip/chocolate. I can’t wait to taste it!

    • I stire it in the refrigerator, loosely covered but bring it to room temperature for serving.

    • Be sure to use the entire12 ounce package of chocolate chips. My husband starting munching on them, and I used less than 12 ounces, and it was not as thick as it should have been.

      I made mine in a 13×9 inch cake instead of the bundt pan, and I covered it when storing in the refrigerator. I would also cover the bundt pan, but be careful because the frosting may stick.

  60. alejandra says:

    Dumb question but do I need to make the pudding first then mix it with the cake mix? Or mix everything together, and can I use any chocolate cake mix like devils food?

  61. This chocolate cake came out perfectly. Will definitely be making again. Thank you for sharing.

  62. Why do you use cake mixes and instant pudding??? That seems crazy to me if you are touting your baking skills. What is your rationale for not baking from scratch? Scratch is so much better and you actually have control over what goes into your baked goods. All those processed food you use have preservatives and chemical stabilizers and additives in them. Not so healthy!

    • There are plenty of from scratch recipes on this site. I’m not opposed to box mixes and would never judge someone for using them. My philosophy on baking is to get in the kitchen and make something, then enjoy it with family and friends. It really doesn’t matter what ingredients you’re using as long as the main one is love. That’s all anyone will remember later anyway. That someone took the time to make something for them instead of buying it at the store already made.

  63. I made this as my husband’s birthday cake and he loved it! The only change I made was instead of serving with raspberries and cream, I chopped up some peanut butter cups and sprinkled them all around the edge of the cake. It was a huge hit! I used the recommended one cup of chocolate chips for the fan ache but the frosting was much thinner than in the picture. Next time I will try using the entire 12 oz. bag. Thank you for the great recipe!

  64. I have a 12 cup nordic bundt. There are different sizes. What size is this recipe for?

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