Saturday, August 8, 2009


ok, ok, ok...i'll be the first to admit that the base of this cake is from a BOX!!! but, it not really about this cake it's more about this easy peezy chocolate glaze using condensed milk, chocolate chips and a bit o'vanilla. that i've got that off my chest we can discuss...
i say,"don't be afraid to think INSIDE the box". i wanted to make a chocolate cake for my friend Edie's B-day. she loves chocolate so i googled double choc cake...then i thought why not triple?...quadruple?...well, i'll just make it quintuple then!

the whole cake is sooo easy, but it looks sooo impressive and it's pretty much a no-fail kinda deal.
the cake is a fudge cake mix with added chocolate pudding mix and sour cream. then some mini chips folded in. so there's 3 outta 5. by the way...i found the recipe here at then i stumbled on this easy chocolate glaze at and i think it's a winner. i'm sure there are quite a few more involved and more decadent glazes out there, BUT this one really takes no time, few $'s and little thought AND it's pretty tasty

had to show the slice can almost count the 5 chococlates. chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, chocolate chips, chocolate glaze AND chocolate shavings...mmmmm

it's all about this glaze...SOOO EASY !!!!

many thanks to

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips. Cook, stirring constantly, until the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Do not allow it to bubble. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Cool slightly before drizzling over a cake. If you want to make this ahead, it can be cooled and reheated in the microwave.


Tim said...

This reminds me of those mac & cheese recipes that are constantly growing in the number of cheeses one can fit into a single dish. What are they up to now, seventeen?

Of course with chocolate as in cheese, there's no such thing as too much. Very impressive looking cake!

A Bowl Of Mush said...

ooh this looks so decadent!

Anonymous said...

I think it looks amazing...and the little delicate touches make it look all dressed up!

Mairin said...

How much sour cream do you use?

Anonymous said...

I think if you can take a store-bought mix and better it with some simple ingredients, then you have a win-win. Plus, when you create a chocolate masterpiece like this, who's asking questions? :)

Anyway, I found you through Tastespotting and I'm writing to say that if you have any photos that aren't accepted there, I'd love to publish them. Swing by my new site (below); it's a lot of fun. I hope to see you there soon!


Jules and Ruby said...

thanks for your comments everyone....i found the easy cake recipe at'll add it to the post now.

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