Almond Chocolate Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
Great chocolate cake. The almond flavor gives it something more. I only used 1.25 cups of chips in the cake as I thought two cups was just too much.
Is this supposed to read “Two” 3/4 cups chocolate chips divided? Maning 3/4 for the cake and 3/4 for the ganache?
This cake is in my oven right now. Two cups of chocolate chips seemed like a lot. I will let you know.
I love this moist and dense cake. It is so easy to make and good enough to serve guests. I'm not a fan of amaretto, so I wasn't too sure that I would like the flavor. But, it is a subtle almond flavor. The 2 cups of chocolate chips in the batter were delicious. A special treat in every bite. I actually used 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips in the frosting and increased the almond creamer to 9 teaspoons heavenly. It was like ganache all over the cake. After pouring the topping all over the cake, I quickly refrigerated it so it would harden. It was like a layer of fudge on top!
This sounds very easy and tasty. For PTuttle, the coconut pecan topping would be the "frosting" if you were making it as a regular german chocolate cake. You wouldn't need it in this recipe. Use for something else, or discard it.
I took this cake to a group and they loved it. It is so moist. Even the person who is not into desserts loved it.
This cake is easy, moist, and delicious! It's one of those great looking desserts that is not time consuming. Guests love it. My cake mix was not the 18 oz. mentioned about, but was 15 oz...it still worked great. As far as the question of the coconut topping, I personally wouldn't add it, but I'm not a coconut fan anyway. :) And for the creamer, I buy the small little tubs that don't need refrigerated. That way they're on hand and won't go bad before I need them again. It takes 8 tubs to equal the 6T. I would also would recommend letting the cake and glaze cool completely before drizzling. Then it won't run as much and I personally like the look of it better.
I have a question. If you buy a German chocolate cake mix it comes with a packet of coconut pecan topping. Do you mix it into the cake, or do you not use it?
Easy cake for an occasional dessert at home and works well for potluck dessert.