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Granny’s Death by Chocolate Cake

February 3, 2017

Granny’s Death by Chocolate Cake

1 devils food chocolate cake mix, see variation below
1 cup chocolate chips, divided
2 cups fudge or chocolate syrup
1 pkg. chocolate pudding mix
1 ½ cups heavy cream or canned milk
1 cup whipped cream topping
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Mix cake according to directions on box, see variation below; pour into greased 9×13 cake pan. Bake 15 minutes; gently sprinkle ¾ cup chocolate chips over cake, and continue to bake another 15 minutes or so, until done. Remove from oven and poke holes with a wooden spoon in warm cake. Pour fudge syrup over cake. Allow cake to cool overnight, covered.

Frosting: Blend together chocolate pudding mix, heavy cream; mix in whipped cream and cocoa powder, Frost cooled cake and garnish with remaining chocolate chips.


Variation: use scratch cake in place of box mix.

Homemade Devils Food Chocolate cake:

1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup cocoa
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsps. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
10 Tbsps. butter, at room temperature
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups buttermilk


Preheat an oven to 350 degree F. Lightly butter 9×13 baking dish. Dust with flour.


In a small mixing bowl whisk together boiling water and cocoa powder until smooth. Let cool completely.   In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.


In a separate mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time mix well after each addition. Add vanilla and cooled cocoa mixture. Mix together well. Slowly mix in flour mixture.  Pour batter evenly into prepared baking dish.

Posted by The Deedol Collection aka Granny’s Favorites Cookbooks


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