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Almond Chocolate Cake Recipe

Almond Chocolate Cake Recipe

When our son and daughter were teenagers, our house was the hang-out for them and their friends. This rich cake was a regular on the menu. —Char Safley, Raleigh, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package German chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2-3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 tablespoons refrigerated regular or amaretto-flavored nondairy creamer
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake, pudding mix, water, oil, eggs and extract; beat until combined. Stir in 2 cups chocolate chips.
  • 2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, combine the creamer and remaining chocolate chips. Cook over low heat until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Cool for 45 minutes. Drizzle over cake. Garnish with almonds. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 390 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 319 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.