Our house is overflowing with chocolate right now so I went a little crazy with these…chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, crushed Oreos, Nutella and a chocolate almond. May seem like overload but…it’s really not.
These were for a fundraiser (along with my macarons last time). I made two desserts so that if one fell through I would have a back-up (never know what will happen when you are improvising in a hotel kitchen!). They both turned out perfect though.
Why: Hubby who doesn’t even really like cake ended up devouring the majority of the leftovers. He said the cake was super moist (agree!), and you really can’t beat the fact that it’s just doctored cake mix. The one improvement is the frosting. I made this frosting because it had great reviews but it wasn’t my favorite…too much cocoa flavor. I’d rather have a frosting made with real chocolate. Also I prefer lighter, whipped frostings…but I had to use a stable butter cream because all of the fundraiser desserts sat at room temp through the night.
- Chocolate cake mix
- 1/4 c sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 c light sour cream
- 3/4 c heavy cream or half & half
- 1/2 c butter, melted
- 3 eggs
- crushed Oreos (about 4)
- chocolate almonds for garnish
- 1/2 c butter, softened
- 1/4 c cocoa powder, sifted
- 2.5 c powdered sugar, sifted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2-3 Tbsp milk
Frosting recipe adapted from Lauren’s Latest.