Friday, May 27, 2011

Chocolate Orange Truffle Cake

No time for a movie post today, but here's a recipe for your Memorial Day gatherings!


Chocolate Orange Truffle Cake
From a Betty Crocker cake mix box.

1 package chocolate fudge cake mix
Water, oil, and eggs as called for on cake mix package directions
1 Tbsp grated orange peel
1 tub ready-made chocolate frosting
1/3 cup whipping cream
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare cake for two 8- or 9-inch round pans, as directed on package, adding grated orange peel to the water. Bake cake as directed, and cool on cooling racks.

2. Fill layers and frost cake.

3. Heat whipping cream in a small saucepan over medium heat until hot, but not boiling. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Let stand 5 minutes. (I substituted half-and-half for the whipped cream, which resulted in a thin sauce. I recommend adding more chocolate chips if you do this.)

4. Carefully pour chocolate mixture on top center of cake; spread to edge, allowing to drizzle down the sides. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until chocolate is set. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cake.

I made this for a movie night, which has since been canceled, and a picnic/concert, which I may be going to alone. So now I have a huge cake and no one to help me eat it. Not a good combination. :| I hope all of YOUR Memorial Day weekends are full of fun and friends!

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