Our youngest turned two this past weekend, and since it would be mostly adults celebrating, I decided to forgo the traditional birthday cake with too sweet frosting for a decadent triple fudge oreo bundt cake.
I have been on a bundt cake kick for a little while now (my mom and grandma find it amusing and think it is especially funny that I paid $8.99 for my bundt cake pan when they are a dime a dozen at garage sales and thrift sales, my grandma said she owned three at one point-different sizes of course! ;)
The recipe that I had been perfecting most recently was a copy cat recipe for Nothing Bundt Cake’s Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake from Tastes Better From Scratch (although, thankfully, this recipe isn’t from scratch ;).
We’ve had it a few times from the actual store (and it is PHENOMENAL!), but paying $22 for a bundt cake always nagged at me. So I searched until I found this recipe, and by adding just a little more sour cream and oil and baking it for ten minutes less, it is nearly identical to the $22 counter part.
So when I saw that this chocolate fudge oreo bundt cake recipe from Lick the Bowl Good used a very similar base (boxed chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding and sour cream), I was intrigued and had to give it a try!
Here is what I really like about this recipe:
– It is very EASY! Like I mentioned, the base is a boxed cake mix, package of pudding and sour cream
– It doesn’t taste like it started with a box mix! It is incredibly moist, and rich (decadent, not TOO sweet!)
– It came together quickly. It took about ten minutes to get this from mixer to oven.
– The ganache for the top was also very easy to put together. I’ve used quite a few different methods to make ganache in the past, but this was the simplest yet!
And deciding whether or not to add oreos to the top was a no-brainer! For a birthday cake you have to go all out, right? And actually, I used the generic brand of double-stuffed oreos from Aldi, but no one knew ;)
Everyone LOVED the cake, but I have to admit, a couple said that it was too much chocolate. I had no idea there were such a thing, but in the future I may skip the ganache and opt for a cream cheese frosting.
But if you have a chocolate lover that you want to impress, go all out with this recipe!
And if you are intrigues, here is the list of ingredients:
Triple Fudge Oreo Bundt Cake Recipe
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 53 minutes (for me!)
- 1 (18.25 oz.) box chocolate cake mix
- 1 (3.4 oz.) box instant chocolate pudding
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup Hershey’s chocolate syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 10 Oreos, coarsely broken
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Mini chocolate chips or Oreos, optional
Please visit Lick the Bowl Good for the baking instructions since she is the genius behind this masterpiece!
Changes I made:
Not much! I used a devil’s food chocolate cake mix and baked it for 53 minutes. When I inserted a knife in it didn’t come out clean, there were a few small clumpy, sticky pieces of batter that stuck to it and I quit baking it then.
I will definitely be making this cake again in the future and I hope you enjoy it too!
P.S. And I am incredibly pleased with the Bundt pan I purchased from Amazon. I didn’t want to spend a lot in case my Bundt cake obsession was just a fad, but I love it — bakes evenly and NOTHING sticks to it :)
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