Puddle Cake

I made a delicious chocolate-chip bundt cake topped with chocolate ganache.

Kikkoman Chocolate Ganache Sauce for Favorite Chocolate Cake
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Unfortunately, it did not resemble the lovely picture on the ganache recipe.

(I know. A real shocker, right?)

Still, it tasted GREAT and had a surprise ingredient!

Wait until you see what that was!

(Hint: the recipe for the sauce came from Kikkoman…)

 

I started with my mom’s recipe for chocolate-chip bundt cake:

  •  1 pkg yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 pkg mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 and grease and flour a 10″ bundt pan. Combine the first five ingredients and beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips until just mixed in. Pour it into the pan. Bake 50-60 minutes.

After the cake is done you can make the ganache:

  • 12 oz Heavy Cream
  • 6 oz Bittersweet Chocolates
  • 2 Tbsp Kikkoman Soy Sauce (SURPRISE!!)

Chop up chocolate.  Heat heavy cream.  Pour heated heavy cream over chocolate and let sit for a minute.  Whisk until smooth.  After the ganache is completely melted remove from the heat and whisk in Kikkoman Soy Sauce.  Pour Sauce over Cake.

Okay, here’s where I recommend: Make sure your cake is on a plate with a good-sized rim all around.

Otherwise, you get this…PUDDLE CAKE!!!

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I tried to transfer the spilled chocolate sauce from the waxed paper back onto the cake but it was super-messy.

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Still, the cake was delicious. The soy sauce really added something great, surprisingly enough.