Chocolate Thunder Cake

Chocolate Thunder Cake created by Color Guard Mom

This is chocolate paradise! I am a severe chocoholic and this fills the bill for ooey, gooey, and oh so good. This is from a friend that I used to go to church with. I helped a boy make this for a bake-off at church and he won first prize. My sister donated a certificate for this cake to a charity auction and the woman that bought it has called 4 times since then to have me to make this for her.

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1hr 13mins
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ingredients

  • 1 (18 ounce) package swiss chocolate cake mix
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 12 cup vegetable oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 3 large eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar chocolate fudge topping
  • 1 (16 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 2 Heath candy bars, crushed

directions

  • Bake cake in a 13x9 pan according to directions on box.
  • Let cool 25-30 minutes in pan.
  • Poke holes in cake with wooden spoon handle.
  • Pour on sweetened condensed milk.
  • Spread evenly and wait 5 minutes.
  • Pour on fudge topping (I melt it a few seconds in microwave to pour evenly).
  • Spread evenly and wait 5 minutes.
  • Spread Cool Whip over top.
  • Sprinkle crushed candy bars on top.
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"This is chocolate paradise! I am a severe chocoholic and this fills the bill for ooey, gooey, and oh so good. This is from a friend that I used to go to church with. I helped a boy make this for a bake-off at church and he won first prize. My sister donated a certificate for this cake to a charity auction and the woman that bought it has called 4 times since then to have me to make this for her."

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  1. WJKing
    WOWEEEEEEE! I made this for Easter dinner. As a diabetic, I had just a tiny sliver, as I avoid sweets as much as possible. Everyone else RAVED about this luscious dessert - and so easy too!!!! FABULOUS! Will make this again! Even took some (leftovers) to several neighbors - who all claimed it was the BEST cake they EVER had! Great job! Thanks for posting! Super moist!!
  2. tlbrod
    Oh my gosh this cake is amazing. I came across it during a search for an old fashioned chocolate cake for my son...I made it for a neighbor's party & it was a HUGE hit. Especially for all the Chocolate Lover's. I was then asked by one of the party goer's to make it for her birthday. <br/><br/>I did use a bigger pan (11x15) the second time. It worked much better. You just need a pan bigger than a 13x9. With the 13x9 there isn't enough room for all the topping. I used a Double Fudge cake mix both times & it was DELICIOUS. Very rich. I put the sweetened condensed milk on when the cake was just a tad bit warm. It runs right into the holes & down the sides. The fudge too!! YUMMY.<br/><br/>I have sense made this cake a third time. But this time I made it for a summer dessert. I used a butter cake mix with the sweetened condensed milk & then sliced fresh strawberries. Again, it was a HIT at the party. It was so refreshing but yet rich & yummy. I was asked if it was Tres Leche. Similarly but no. I didn't use any fruit topping. I just had cake, milk, strawberries, whipped topping & then strawberries to garnish the top. I think any berries would be good.<br/><br/>ENJOY....Definitely one of my favorite cakes.
  3. alice8
    yay it look good am going to bake this
  4. dumbell579
    oh my...oh my my my my....i dont have the words to describe how wonderfully delicious this cake is. i made this just because i saw your recipe and reviews and it got stuck on my brain. i didn't even have a chance to put it in the fridge before my husband took HALF from a 9X13 tray to work. the other half i've been guiltily eying and snacking on. i didn't have a can of sweetended condensed milk so i used a combination of half&half and heavy cream sweetened with sugar and that worked just fine.i will grab a few cans b/c this recipe is definitely going to repeated. i also used German chocolate cake mix, i don't really know what makes German chocolate cake mix different than any other chocolate cake mix but it was great! next time i go to the store though, i must say that the whip cream topping goes really well with the moistness and richness of the cake itself. like another reviewer below said, the leftovers talk so be prepared to share this cake to stay healthy. Thank you so much for posting this recipe, it's absolutely decadent!
  5. Xexe383
    This recipe is very very moist, I made it for a work potluck and everyone who could eat chocolate (we have a few people with chocophobia) ate this and raved about it. just a couple hints tips changes. First, I used a dark chocolate cake, and i used Dark chocolate fudge from smuckers it's new) I used 3 heath bars, and i added some fudge sauce to the top along with the caramel. (i drizzled both and it made the cake look amazing.) using the back of a wooden spoon to make holes is a great idea. The fudge and the condensed milk have a really hard time soaking into the cake if you do not do this. (i drizzled the liquids directly into the holes i made) I used a 11 by 9 inch pan and had plenty of room for the toppings. thanks for sharing.
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