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This Easy Fudge Chocolate Cake is covered in a rich chocolate ganache and layered with chocolate fudge and M&M’s® inside.
My little family is always on the go, the oldest is in sports, the youngest is potty training, you know how it is…my husband and I are like ships passing in the night, I’m being pulled off to the bathroom (again!) and he is out the door to take Sawyer to baseball practice. I’ve had to make a conscious effort to carve out some time for all of us to sit down together and just have a little fun. Enter game night.
Saturday nights are our designated game night. My son is getting old enough that he gets excited about playing board games so my hubby and I have bought some of our old school favorites like HASBRO® Jenga and Classic Monopoly. Sawyer loves Jenga, and I’ve gotta say, he’s getting pretty darn good at it! Game night isn’t just for immediate family, since we’ve managed to carve out one night a week sometimes we use it for a little adult time. We invite friends and family over, pack the kids off downstairs to play, and we break out the classics like Monopoly…I love me some Park Place! 😉
I usually try to swing by Walmart during the week to see if there are any new games we might want to buy and to stock up on gaming food, you gotta keep your strength up if you want to win! M&M’s® are always at the top of my list (CLICK HERE for a $1 off coupon!) . They are the kids’ (and adults’) favorite treat ( and you know I have to stay stocked up on M&M’s since I have a 2 year old who is potty training! LOL). Along with some chips and a bowl of M&M’s I also try to make something. Last weekend I made this awesome Easy Fudge Chocolate Cake and it was so good I may be making it again this weekend!
It starts with a boxed cake mix, because I try to find little ways to make life easier, and ends with rich chocolate ganache poured over it, because I like to make things that are easy but look super fancy….and because chocolate ganache is amazing. The chocolatey goodness is also in the middle where I swirled in hot fudge and sprinkled a mix of brown sugar and crushed M&M’s® Milk Chocolate. This needs to go on your short list of recipes you have to try.
- 1 box Fudge Chocolate Cake Mix follow box directions
- 1 cup M&M's crushed
- 6 oz. Hot Fudge
- 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
- 8 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate finely chopped
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- *Walnuts optional
Preheat oven to 325°F for dark pan and 350°F for shiny metal pan.
Prepare cake batter according to box directions.
Pour 1/2 the batter into a greased bunt pan.
Swirl in hot fudge, then add crushed M&M's and brown sugar.
Add remaining batter.
Bake for 35-38 minutes
Let cool completely- very important or it will stick.
Add hot almost boiling heavy cream to finely chopped chocolate.
Stir until melted and smooth.
Pour over cooled cake.
Top with walnuts- optional
I’m pretty sure after making everyone that cake they should have let me win…at least once :(. Oh well, there is always next weekend.
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