Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake

I’ve made this twice now – it’s pretty amazing. (If you like chocolate…)

Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake

1 pkg. (8 squares) semisweet baking chocolate, divided
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs
1 c. sour cream
½ c. oil
½ c. water
8 oz. frozen whipped topping
2 T. sliced almonds

Chop 2 of the chocolate squares; set aside. Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil and water in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in chopped chocolate. Spoon into 2 greased 9-inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Loosen cakes from sides of pans. Invert onto racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely. Place frozen whipped topping and remaining 6 chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 ½ minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth, stirring after 1 minute. Let stand 15 minutes to thicken. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; top with ¼ of the chocolate mixture and the second cake layer. Spread top and sides with remaining chocolate mixture. Garnish with almonds. (Tip: The fudge-like texture of this cake improves if stored overnight in the refrigerator.)


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