My daughter specifically requested a homemade chocolate cake for her birthday--"Not from the store, momma. Homemade." My daughter is also one of the biggest chocoholics I know. I have yet to run across a chocolate dessert that is too rich for her tastes so the hunt was most definitely on. The "Too Much" part of this cake immediately caught my attention and, even though there is a cake (and pudding!) mix in the recipe, I decided it was close enough to homemade for our purposes. I tweaked the general recipe by substituting *strong* coffee for the warm water--yes, I used the entire cup of oil!--and added 2/3c of milk and a tsp of vanilla. I also added some peanut butter flavored chips along with the mini-chocolate chips and baked for an hour and five minutes. Took the cake out, let cool, and then drizzled (slathered, perhaps?) the whole concoction in the Satiny Chocolate Glaze. Oh, I placed some halved Reese's cups on there too--just to add to the overall decadence. The cake? Total win. My daughter was delighted and could only finish one piece which should attest to the sheer richness of this cake. A major hit with parents and kids. For a not-from-scratch cake it was pretty close to heaven. :)
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My daughter specifically requested a homemade chocolate cake for her birthday--"Not from the...