Found this in a magazine and it looks so good I want to save it. While it starts with a simple boxed mix and adds a few other ingredients it states the end result is a chocolaty delight, with a fudge-like texture that improves if stored overnight in the fridge. It sure looks good, more brownie like than cake. I'll update this description once I try it. Update 9-8-09: Finally got around to making this and soooo glad I did, such fudgy goodness and enjoyed by everyone who tried it. The only thing I did differant was with the frosting. I defrosted the cool whip (in the fridge) and then melted the choc by itself in the micro and mixed together after, I also used Simple Cake Filling for the filling to make it even more special. It was fairly simple and the taste was wonderful. Hope you'll enjoy it too.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grease two 9-inch round baking pans.
- Chop 2 chocolate squares; set aside.
- Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil and water in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened.
- Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
- Stir in chopped chocolate.
- Spoon into pans.
- Bake 30-35 minute or until wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
- Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes.
- Loosen cakes from sides of pans, invert onto racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.
- Place frozen whipped topping and remaining 6 chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl.
- Microwave on HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth, stirring after 1 minute.
- Let stand 15 minutes to thicken.
- Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; top with 1/4 of the chocolate mixture and the second cake layer. Spread top and side with remaining chocolate mixture. Garnish with almonds.
- Store in refrigerator.