Himself loves this cake. I made it up while in Cannon Beach. We were hosting a party for the entire family to kick off Himself’s Parent’s 50th Anniversary and I needed to make a simple dessert that would be liked by adults and kids as well. Since I was in a condo with limited tools I decided to make a boxed cake mix, fill it with fudge, and top it with whipped cream. A few colorful sprinkles made it look festive for the occasion. I had no idea if the cake would work the way I had imagined, but it did and was a hit! So much so that Himself had asked if I was going to make it again and blog it. So here it is again.
Yellow Cake mix– GASP!
4 squares semi-sweet baking squares- 4 ounces
1 can sweetened condensed milk
whipped cream or Cool Whip- I have used both and prefer homemade whipped cream
Mix and bake cake mix in a 9×13 inch baking pan (I always add an extra egg and use milk in place of water) according to package directions. Cool completely and poke holes over the cake using the end of a wooden spoon- do not go all the way through! Meanwhile in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, mix chocolate and condensed milk until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Let cool completely then stir well before pouring mixture over cake, spreading evenly until all holes are filled. I keep spreading until holes are filled and there is hardly any chocolate at all on top of cake. There may be a few dimples but the cream will fill those! Spread whipped cream over top of cake and sprinkle with sprinkles if desired. Keep chilled. Serves 20. This is very rich!