Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bake 52 Week 15: Chocolate Blackout Cake

Chocolate Blackout Cake is just a chocolate cake with pudding as the frosting, and then more cake crumbles on top.  I had never seen or heard of a Chocolate Blackout Cake before I saw this one in the cookbook.  It's a lot o' chocolate, and it's good!  The recipe called for Coffee, but I just substituted that for water and it turned out normal.  The chocolate pudding was a homemade recipe from the cookbook.  I loved it.  I would make that one again for sure.  As for the rest of the cake, I'm not sure that I would make it again.  It was just a bit more work than I like.  It really did take about 6 hours from start to finish. It's also not a photogenic cake!  I could not get a good shot of it.  Here is the link to the recipe!

I've always wanted to use that thing!  I don't think that it's technically meant for halving a cake, but it worked!




  1. What is that thing used for?? I have never seen one.

    1. It's called a cake leveler, and that's exactly what it does! It's mostly used to level off the top un-even pieces.

  2. Okay, I thought I had already commented! Your cake looks perfect! I love the cake leveler and am so jealous, wish I had one of those too. I need to add it to the list!

  3. I think you got some great shots of this cake. Looks perfect. Amazing layers!