February 10, 2012

Forgive Me Father For I Have Sinned.......

This is sooo good. I think I put on two pounds with just one slice!

Chocolate Cake with Cheesecake Layer
I made this for my husband who was celebrating his birthday on Super Bowl Sunday.  After the meatballs, chicken wings, fries, soda and green salad (is green salad apropos for Super Bowl Sunday?) We cut into this bad boy!

I had fun making this cake and am very proud of the way it turned out.  My decorating skills have something to be desired so I just left it plain. 
This tastes like a cake you get from a fancy restaurant after a five-star dinner.'s that good.

In there is Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse filling and a single layer of Cheesecake covered with chocolate ganache!

I used the Hershey's Chocolate Cake recipe.  That's my go to Chocolate Cake recipe.  It's moist, absolutely delicious and easy to make. I also make my chocolate cupcakes with this.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  1.  Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or 30 muffin cups.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. 
  3. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. 
  4. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
Be careful. Because the batter is so thin, you may be inclined to put more in the pans.  I have had several overflows.

Next, I'll tell you how I made the's ridiculously easy!!

UPDATE: I used this cheesecake recipe, minus the crust and melted butter. Make sure you freeze the cheesecake before assembling. For the mousse filling I used this recipe. For the ganache, I used this recipe.


  1. This looks so delicious....I must attempt to make this. My entire house loves chocolate ANYTHING! What type of cheesecake did you use and where did you get your ganache recipe? Is it here on the blog?

  2. Hey Adama,
    I don't have the ganache recipe here on the blog. I've always said I'd post it. But here's the thing, my ganache has yet to come out right!!! I think it's my lack of patience. But I'll post it soon so that you can give it a try and see if you have better luck! lol

  3. Where is the rest of the recipe? I see how to make the chocolate cake, but I don't see how to make the rest. I need to get ingredients to make it today so I can have it for my parents anniversary. Thank you!! This looks super yummy by the way! :D