My go to dessert is always something chocolate – I LOVE chocolate!! When Jesse told me that his dad was going to be in town for his birthday I figured I would make a yummy chocolate cake that my mom has been makin’ for years. It’s so simple to make yet super decadent – perfect for any occasion!
First assemble all your ingredients: [just a side note: I NEVER buy boxed cakes – except for this recipe]
Also make sure you have all the ingredients that you need to make the Devil’s Food boxed cake.
To start, grease and flour your bundt pan then set it aside. Everytime I say “bundt” I always think of the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” when she struggles with saying bundt and used extra emphasize on the “T”… bun-T. haha! :)
Grab a medium sized mixing bowl for your cake mix, start by cracking the eggs in then add the vegetable oil and water.
Add in the cake mix…
Mix the cake batter until there are no clumps left.. pour it evenly into your prepared bundt pan.
Then resist licking the bowl – it’s not as yummy as brownie batter, but it’s still pretty darn good!
Now grab a clean mixing bowl to mix up the cream cheese layer. Grab your softened cream cheese and throw it into the bowl along with the softened butter and cornstarch then beat until light and fluffy. If the cream cheese and butter aren’t quite room temperature yet, just beat them longer at a higher speed to soften it up and eliminate clumping.
Now add the sweetened condensed milk…
and mix in the egg and vanilla, beat until smooth and creamy.
Now pour the cream cheese mixture evenly over the chocolate cake..
and just in case you were wondering… pouring batter into a pan while trying to take a picture is way harder than it looks. Guess I need to practice!
Make sure the cream cheese layer is even so that it bakes evenly. Then put it into a 350* oven for about 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
YUMMMMY!! Now it’s time to make the chocolate syrup to pour over…
Mix semi-sweet chocolate chips with half-and-half or heavy cream in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Make sure to stir often so it doesn’t burn.
Then pour it over the cake…
I realize it’s not the prettiest cake I’ve ever seen, especially in this photo.. but I promise you it’s delicious!!