Death by Chocolate Cake Aka Chocolate Heaven Cake

"Deliciously moist and rich chocolate cake. A chocolate lovers dream! Very quick and easy to prepare. Our family's favorite cake recipe!"
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  • 1 (18 ounce) box devil's food cake mix (Pillsbury is best)
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup crushed pecans
  • 12 cup nestles milk chocolate chips
  • 12 cup nestles peanut butter morsels
  • 1 (16 ounce) container of ready to spread pillsbury milk chocolate frosting
  • extra chocolate chips, for topping
  • pecans, for topping


  • Prepare cake by the directions on the box and add dry pudding mix, then add morsels and nuts mix well with electric mixer.
  • Bake as directed in 2- 8 inch round cake pans sprayed with Pam and lightly floured.
  • When cakes have cooled, spread icing on first layer and sprinkle with additional morsels and nuts.
  • Add second layer and repeat the process icing the sides of the cake as well.
  • Enjoy this Chocolate Heaven!

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  1. very moist and rich...being on a tight budget i skipped the peanut butter morsels and pecans but still very good. everyone in my house gives this 5 stars. i don't think that we will have to worry about it lasting very long.
  2. I whipped this up this evening for a coworker's b-day tomorrow. It looks smells Yummy! I uploaded a pic, hope it looks good! BTW, I skipped the pecans and peanut butter chips and used 2 cups of semi-sweet choc chips (1 in the mix, 1 on top). thanks!
  3. Very yummy cake. I cooked mine in a 9x13 cake pan. I did not use the peanut butter chips (though I think they would be yummy) because DS does not care for peanut butter. I topped it with milk chocolate M&M's which the teenagers loved. Half of it disappeared the first day!
  4. Hubby's birthday couldn't have been better thanks to you and this recipe. I did leave out the pecans and the peanut butter chips, as he wanted a choc. cake with choc. icing, and choc. sprinkles. This cake was incredibly moist and only lasted 2 days in our house. MMM!MMM!MMM!
  5. This made a very good cake, I used a marscapone coffee filling for 2 9in. pans and put a chocolate and coffe glaze on top 4 my mom's b-day, i normally don't like cake, but this was to-die-for!!


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