Monday, September 21, 2009

Celebrating Andre with Some Chocolate Cake

For my dear husband's birthday on Friday, I made his favorite cake in his honor. It's one of my fav's, too, but I've been good....just the one slice to celebrate. I will let him eat the rest. This little sweet treat isn't exactly dietetic, but it is celebratory. Take a look and try it out for yourself. It's divine.

What You Need!

1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil's food cake mix
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream, divided
3 Tbsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee, divided
1 Tbsp. hot water
1 container (7 oz.) BAKER'S Milk Chocolate Dipping Chocolate
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 cup each halved strawberries and raspberries

Make It!

GREASE and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Line bottoms of pans with wax paper. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, substituting 1 cup of the sour cream for all of the water. Stir in 2 Tbsp. of the instant coffee. Spread batter into prepared pans. Bake as directed on package. Cool 10 min.; remove from pans. Immediately remove wax paper. Cool completely on wire racks.

DISSOLVE remaining 1 Tbsp. instant coffee in water. Melt dipping chocolate as directed on container. Stir in butter, dissolved instant coffee and remaining 2 Tbsp. sour cream; mix until well blended. Place 1/3 cup of the chocolate mixture in medium bowl; gently stir in whipped topping.

PLACE 1 cake layer on serving plate. Spread with whipped topping mixture. Top with second cake layer. Pour remaining warm chocolate glaze mixture over top of filled cake, allowing it to drip over sides. Pile berries on top of cake. Refrigerate 30 min. or until chocolate glaze is set. Store leftover cake in refrigerator.

340 calories per slice. YIKES! Supposedly, there are 16 slices to a cake.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I loved the cake and will definitely make note of the recipe. I had lots of fun hanging out! Next time we should plan a girls day out!

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