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Death by chocolate cake


  • 2 cups of flourwrks4me_terry_tested-11
  • 1 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or use yogurt, cream, buttermilk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Death by chocolate cake 2


  • 4 ounces of a dark chocolate Bar (sweetened) or milk chocolate bar
    (DO NOT USE Bakers – unsweetened chocolate squares – WILL BE BITTER)
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup of whipping cream (2 oz to 4 oz)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Combine flour, sugar and baking soda into a bowl
  3. Put butter in pan and melt over medium heat, add cocoa powder, water and salt and heat till butter is melted and everything is incorporated (use a whisk)
  4. Make a well into the flour mixture pour in 1/2 of the cocoa mixture and whisk. Add remaining chocolate mixture and continue to stir
  5. Add one egg at a time and then the vanilla and finally the sour cream. Mix well with a whisk and pour into a oil sprayed silicon bundt pan preferably. Put the bundt pan on a cookie sheet and put in preheated oven
  6. Bake for 50 minutes and test with a wooden skewer
  7. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack

To make Ganache

  1. Heat whipping cream  in a microwave til very hot
  2. Pour whipping cream over chocolate and stir til smooth and glossy
  3. Pour over top of cake
  4. Note: Start with small amount of whipping cream and stir. If too thick add more cream until smooth. As it cools it will thicken up more.

Optional Cream Cheese Icing

  • 2 cups of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 (250g) package of cream cheese

Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth with a hand mixer

Serve and enjoy

Original recipe & video directions