11 October 2016

Simply Divine Chocolate Bundt Cake #Choctoberfest

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Last month I gave you all my tips for making your boxed cake mix taste like homemade.  We are going to put many of those to the test today with this delightful Simply Divine Chocolate Bundt Cake (I'm making mini bundts for sharing!). You will love how this cake just blooms with flavor by simply using some of the tips I shared with you earlier.  Sharing this wonderful recipe for #Choctoberfest !


I purchased a basic chocolate cake mix from the Dollar Store (it is one of my recommended cake mixes, Duncan Hines.)  I poured the cake mix into the bowl.

My first tip:  Measure the amount of water needed for the mix, then heat it in the microwave for a minute, until it is boiling hot.  Pour it into the cake mix and stir.  Let sit for one minute.  This helps the chocolate bloom.  Turn on the mixer and beat for one minute.  This helps the cake cool down before adding in the eggs.



This cake mix calls for two eggs, so I am going to add in two whole eggs and one more yolk.  This will help the cake develop more richness.  Beat well after each egg addition.

Add in 1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules.  Beat well.

Add in 1 snack pack of chocolate pudding.

Add in 2/3 c of butter, melted.

Beat for two minutes.

Prepare cake pan with shortening and flour, or use cooking spray.  In this pan, I will put 1/2 c of batter into each place, and then dole out the rest of the batter into each place, making sure to even out the batter between the cakes.

Bake at the recommended temperature.  

Check for doneness, nothing should stick to your cake tester when you remove it from the cake.

Remove from the oven and cool.



In the meantime, heat up 1/2 cup of heavy cream until almost boiling.  Remove pan from heat, add in 8 oz of chocolate chips and 1 t instant coffee granules.  I prefer dark chocolate chips.  Let them rest in the hot milk for one minute, then begin to stir, until all chips are melted and the ganache is smooth.

Remove the cakes onto a cooling rack.  Pour the hot ganache over the cakes.  Let rest until completely cool.

Store or serve!
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34 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness this looks delicious. I need a gluten free version! Yum!

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  2. This looks really scrumptious. Love how the hot ganache oozes all over the cake. We have something similar here in Austria as a dessert. Yum Yum.

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  3. OMG that is such a decadent and chocolaty treat. Bundt cake looks delicious and the coffee flavored ganache is just amazing.

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  4. I cannot believe you made this with boxed cake mix! It really looks so decadent. I must try this!

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  5. Oh I totally have to do the mini bunt cake, that is so cute and I love the bunt look! What a yummy cake!

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  6. This looks so delicious! Thanks for the fun inspiration. Can't wait to make this soon. Dropping by with a new Facebook like from Theresa's Reviews. :)

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  7. drooling! This looks delicious! Chocolate is definitely a favorite in this house and that icing looks amazing!

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  8. This is my kind of cake. Chocolate all the way for sure. Pinning for later.

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  9. I can totally fake the funk and say its homemade cake if I follow your recipe. I bet people wont even know its a box cake! Definitely trying this!

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  10. That looks delicious! I love bundt cake!

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  11. Looks delicious and love that you make a boxed mix taste amazing with a few small additions. I need to come to your house for desert. :-)

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  12. Beautiful! I love how it turned out and it's really easy to make as well. It's perfect for the upcoming holidays or if you plan to give cakes out as gifts, this would be perfect for that as well.

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  13. Dana Vento11:45 PM

    oh my goodness! This is really looks so good and tasty. I will make this one today and kids would love it for sure.

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  14. You had me at chocolate cake. This one looks so indulgent and delicious. I can't wait to try out this recipe. It would be a great addition to my usual fall baking.

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  15. These are very helpful tips. Such simple ways to make a cake mix taste even better.

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  16. This looks delicious!! That ganache is poured perfectly over the cake. Impressive!

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  17. This cake would be best enjoyed with a nice cuppa. I love bundt cake well any cake really and this truly is divine x x

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  18. This looks so amazing! I need to make this like, yesterday. I love a good cake!

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  19. That looks absolutely mouthwatering! I love anything with chocolate and so does my husband. We will definitely need to make it in the future.

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  20. Oh this cake! It looks so delicious! I love the idea of making little personal ones for everyone in the family! My kids would love to decorate them too!

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  21. Bundt cakes remind me of my late grandma. They are classic and perfect for icing. I just need a new pan! My sticks too much and I cry after the hard work.

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  22. Holy moly, this looks delicious. I love your gather chalkboard sign pictured as well! Your fall decor is so pretty!

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  23. Wow!!!!!! This looks amazing. Like something you would see in a restaurant.

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  24. That looks so good! And when I can use a boxed cake mix, I'm all for it. I need to get a Bundt pan.

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  25. Such a wonderful way to end a good meal.

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  26. This looks amazing. I love a good chocolate dessert. That is the best way to end a meal. Bundts are not made as often as they should be. Yummy!

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  27. This looks rich and delicious! This would not last long in my house at all!!!

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  28. I love this recipe! In general I am a fan of bundt cakes and I try to bake them all the time! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Omg well this looks absolutely divine and indulgent. Would love to try this, I will share this with my family, they will love this for Christmas.

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  30. Omg how yummy is this?!?! I just love anything chocolate. I will have to add this to my recipe try list!

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  31. Love the boiling water trick - my grandmother's chocolate cake recipe using hot water. :)

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  32. This look delicious!! This reminds me of my husband's grandmothers chocolate cake, my favorite!!

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  33. It's amazing that this is a dollar store cake mix. It looks totally delicious and made in a bakery.

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  34. This would be perfect for a birthday celebration. Looks like it's easy enough for even me to pull off.

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