Monday, December 8, 2008

Chocolate Suicide Recipe

I made this for Eva’s first birthday party along with a strawberry cake. Man, it was a lot of work de-seeding all those strawberries. We also had 3 ice cream choices (all Edy’s): Espresso Chip (my favorite!), Vanilla and Double Fudge Brownie.

Chocolate Suicide
1 box Devils food cake mix (including the ingredients needed: eggs, oil)
12 oz bag of choc chips (or more)
1 1/3 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter

Bake cake according to directions. Let cool completely.

Place chocolate chips in bowl.
In sauce pan heat cream and butter until mixture boils.
Pour mixture over chocolate chips and let stand for 30 seconds.
Whisk until smooth.
Let cool for 15-20 minutes

Crumble cooled cake into small pieces and put into large bowl.
Add half the ganache mixture and mix well (it should resemble fudge).
Place in prepared cake pan and press down and smooth the top.
Freeze for one hour.

Remove cake from freezer, cover top with remaining ganache.

You can put berries on it to make it look pretty or just dig in! Just make provisions for your small children if you have some still living at home because you will go into a chocolate coma!

A birthday FYI: I did a PowerPoint slideshow for Eva’s birthday with EMF’s song “UnbeliEVAble” (available on request). I also do a birthday letter for each kid for their birthday every single year. I put a copy in a binder, a copy in our fireproof box for the kids to have someday and a copy in my scrapbook.