Friday, December 26, 2008

Recipe - Chocolate Lovers Cake with Satiny Chocolate Glaze and Strawberries

Here is the recipe for the cake I made Christmas day. It is a pretty one and always impresses a crowd. Try not to think about the ingredients too much. It's so bad, yet it's so good!

Chocolate Lover Cake with Satiny Chocolate Glaze and Strawberries

1 package devil's food cake mix
1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
2 cups sour cream
1 cup melted butter
5 eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Grease a 10 inch bundt pan. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in sour cream, melted butter, eggs and almond extract. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Blend in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Top with chocolate glaze, powdered sugar glaze and strawberries.

Satiny Chocolate Glaze:
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine chocolate, butter, and light corn syrup in a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, then add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Spread warm glaze over top of cake, letting it drizzle down the sides.

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