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Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake

Best Ever Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake

"Imagine a tall, rich chocolatey glazed layer cake, which takes half the time to make as your favorite scratch recipe, but tastes twice as good. This is it."
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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings
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Original recipe yields 18 servings

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans. Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil and water in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, scraping side of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 min. or until well blended. Stir in 2 squares of the chocolate, chopped. Spoon into prepared pans.
  2. Bake 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min. on wire rack. Loosen cakes from side of pans with spatula or knife. Invert cakes onto rack; gently remove pans. Cool completely on wire rack.
  3. Place remaining 6 squares chocolate and whipped topping in medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 min. Stir until well blended and shiny. Cool 5 min. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread 1/4 of the chocolate mixture over cake. Place second cake layer on top; spread remaining chocolate mixture over top and sides of cake. Garnish with almonds.

Footnotes

  • Substitute
  • Prepare as directed, using JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Reduced Calorie Pudding & Pie Filling, BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.

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I used a milk chocolate cake mix, and I swear to you it merged into something almost completely void of flavor. For some unknown reason, I put it in the fridge overnight. Tasted amazing cold th...

Most helpful critical review

It's good, but it had the definite, unmistakable flavor of a mix. The texture is super moist with a nice, fine crumb. If you want that true, clean chocolate flavor, however, you gotta bite the b...

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I used a milk chocolate cake mix, and I swear to you it merged into something almost completely void of flavor. For some unknown reason, I put it in the fridge overnight. Tasted amazing cold th...

Alright, I HAD to make this cake after all the reviews. However, I wanted to also make it healthier. I used Egg beaters in place of eggs, sugar free pudding (as dark chocolate as I could find), ...

It's good, but it had the definite, unmistakable flavor of a mix. The texture is super moist with a nice, fine crumb. If you want that true, clean chocolate flavor, however, you gotta bite the b...

I have made this several times and have even made different flavors. The last time I made it I used yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding, and used my own icing and it was amazing! I never use the...

Have made as is and with subbing semi sweet chocolate morels for baking chocolate with great success. My family LOVES this cake. Very moist.

It's a little fluffy and light for me. I prefer a more dense and richer cake. But overall this is a good cake.

Not truly the best ever, it didn't have the rich, moist but still fluffy texture that I wanted. I will try again though!

I have made this cake on at least 4 occassions, mostly for my church group, and it is without a doubt the best chocolate I have ever tasted. I even make the frosting recipe which can be a little...

Best Ever!!!! I mad for my family and the they loved it!! Even my five year old brother who is a picky eater!!!!! :)

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