If you’re a chocolate lover, you’re in for a treat with this Nestle Toll House Death by Chocolate Cake. This decadent cake combines the rich flavors of devil’s food cake, chocolate pudding, and Nestle Toll House chocolate chips, making it the ultimate dessert for chocolate enthusiasts. Here’s how to make it:
Who Will Love This Recipe?
- Chocolate Aficionados: If you can’t get enough of chocolate, this cake is your dream dessert.
- Cake Lovers: If you enjoy indulging in moist and flavorful cakes, this one will hit the mark.
- Coffee Enthusiasts: The addition of brewed coffee enhances the chocolate flavor and adds depth to the cake.
- For the Cake:
- 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 1 box (3.9 oz) Instant Chocolate Pudding
- 5 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sour cream or buttermilk
- 3/4 cup brewed coffee
- 2 cups Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips
- For the Ganache Icing:
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 box powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup pecan pieces
Step 1: Preheat Oven
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Step 2: Prepare the Cake Batter
In a large mixing bowl, combine the Devil's Food Cake Mix and the Instant Chocolate Pudding.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, sour cream or buttermilk, and brewed coffee until well blended.
Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until fully combined. This will create a rich and smooth cake batter.
Fold in the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chips. These will melt into the cake as it bakes, creating pockets of chocolatey goodness.
Step 3: Bake the Cake
Grease a bundt cake pan thoroughly to prevent sticking.
Pour the prepared cake batter into the greased bundt pan.
Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake at 350°F for approximately 45 minutes. The exact baking time may vary, so keep a close eye on the cake. It's done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs attached.
Step 4: Cool and Invert the Cake
Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. This brief resting period helps the cake set.
Afterward, carefully invert the cake onto a cake plate or a large round platter. Gently tap the pan to release the cake if needed.
Step 5: Prepare the Ganache Icing
In a saucepan over low heat, melt the stick of salted butter.
Stir in the cocoa powder until well combined.
Add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, milk, and pecan pieces to the saucepan. Continue to stir until the mixture is smooth and the powdered sugar is fully dissolved.
Step 6: Drizzle the Ganache
While the ganache is still warm, pour it over the cooled cake. The ganache will cascade down the sides, creating a deliciously decadent topping.
Step 7: Serve and Enjoy
Slice and serve your Nestle Toll House Death by Chocolate Cake while it's still warm, if possible. The combination of moist cake, gooey chocolate chips, and luscious ganache will satisfy your chocolate cravings.
This cake is perfect for special occasions or any time you want to indulge in a chocolatey delight. Enjoy every bite of this heavenly dessert!