Chocolate on Chocolate Dessert in a Glass

Put your fuzzy slippers on, get comfy and savor each and every bite of this heavenly dessert that’s fully loaded with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.

There are seven layers of chocolate to be exact, not counting the chocolate sprinkles on top.

This amazingly delicious dessert starts with a layer of chocolate pudding, then it has a layer of chocolate fudge cake that’s topped with drizzles of chocolate ganache.

And for good measure it has another layer of chocolate fudge cake and more ganache.

There are so many layers of chocolate going on, I need a flow chart to keep track.

Next, since chocolate cake needs frosting, this dessert is topped with a thick layer of homemade rich dark chocolate frosting, more drizzles of ganache and lastly, the chocolate sprinkles.

One thing’s for sure, it tastes REALLY good.

Normally ganache is made with cream, but in this recipe I just used milk.

I wouldn’t want this dessert to be too rich or anything….I mean with 7 layers of chocolate and all.

So let’s check out the ingredients.

Chocolate fudge boxed cake mix, chocolate instant pudding, unsweetened dark cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract and milk.  Also, chocolate sprinkles (they were too camera shy to be in the picture).

Here’s how to make it.

For the Pudding:

Start by making the pudding.

Make the pudding according to the package instructions…

…in a medium size bowl, add cold milk and the pudding mix.

Whisk together and…

…cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

Chill in the refrigerator to set while making the cake, frosting and ganache.

For the Cake:

Preheat the oven according to the package instructions.

In a large bowl, add the cake mix…

…water…

…eggs…

…and…

…canola oil.

Next,

whisk/mix together.

Grease a baking pan or glass baking dish with butter and add the cake batter.

Bake in a preheated oven according to the package directions.

After the cake is done baking, set it aside to cool (while still in the pan).

After the cake has cooled, cut about 1/3 of the cake into cubes (1-inch square) and set aside.

There will be extra cake left over.

For the Frosting:

After the cake has cooled and you’re ready to assemble the desserts, make the frosting and then the ganache.

In a medium size bowl, melt the butter.

Add the cocoa powder to the bowl…

…and…

…stir until…

…the mixture is creamy.

Add the powdered sugar,

milk and vanilla extract.

Beat the frosting with a mixer until it’s…

…creamy.  Set aside for a moment.

For the Ganache:

In a small microwavable bowl, add chocolate chips…

…and milk.

Cover the bowl with a paper towel and warm the chocolate chips in the microwave for 20 seconds.

Stir the chocolate until it’s light and creamy.

For the Dessert Assembly:

To each serving glass, add a layer of pudding.

Then add a layer of cake (cubed pieces) on top of the pudding.

Drizzle ganache on top of the cake.

Next,

add another layer of cake (cubed pieces).

And top with more drizzles of ganache.

Just a couple more layers to go!

Add a thick layer of frosting on top of the cake (like you would frost a cupcake), more drizzles of ganache, and top with chocolate sprinkles.

Serve as soon as possible while the ganache is still warm.

Then,

it’s finally time to dig in…

…and enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

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Triple Chocolate Mocha and Banana Smoothie

Butterfinger Brownies

Baileys and Chocolate Raspberry Dessert

Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins with Peanut Butter Frosting

Brown Butter Banana Dessert

Malted Milk Ball Cookie Dough Truffles

Coffee and Orange Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate on Chocolate Dessert in a Glass

Yield: About 4 servings (depends on size of serving glasses used)

Prep Time: 45 minutes (plus time to cool the cake)

Cook Time: 50 minutes (or according to package instructions)

Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes (plus time to cool the cake)

Ingredients:

For the Pudding:

1 box (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding
Cold milk (amount according to package instructions

For the Cake (there will be extra left over):

1 box (15.2 ounces) of chocolate fudge cake mix
Water (amount according to package instructions)
Eggs (amount according to package instructions)
Canola oil (amount according to page instructions)
2 teaspoons butter, softened (for greasing the pan or glass baking dish)

For the Frosting:

1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons milk
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

For the Ganache:

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
3 tablespoons milk

Directions:

For the Pudding:
1. In a medium size bowl, add the ingredients according to the package instructions.
2. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator.

For the Cake:
1. Preheat the oven according to the package instructions.
2. In a large bowl, add the ingredients according to package instructions.
3. Grease the pan or oven-proof glass baking dish with butter.
4. Add the cake batter to the pan and bake in a preheated oven according to the package instructions.
5. Let the cake cool (while still in the pan).
6. Cut about 1/3 of the cake into cubes (1-inch square) and set aside. There will be extra cake left over.

After the cake has cooled and you're ready to assemble the desserts, make the frosting and then the ganache.

For the Frosting:
1. In a medium size bowl, add melted butter.
2. Add cocoa powder and stir until creamy.
3. Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract.
4. With a mixer, beat until creamy. Set aside for a moment.

For the Ganache:
1. In a small microwavable bowl, add chocolate chips and milk.
2. Cover the top of the bowl with a paper towel and warm in the microwave for 20 seconds.
3. With a spoon, mix the chocolate until smooth.

For the Dessert Assembly:
1. In serving glasses, add a layer of pudding.
2. Add a layer of cake.
3. Drizzle ganache on top of the cake.
4. Add another layer of cake.
5. Drizzle ganache on top of the cake.
6. Spread a thick layer of frosting on top of the cake.
7. Drizzle ganache on top of the frosting.
8. Garnish with chocolate candy sprinkles.
9. Serve as soon as possible.

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2 Responses to “Chocolate on Chocolate Dessert in a Glass”

  1. Karly — May 2, 2018 @ 8:45 am (#
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    This is perfection!! Love!

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    • Nancy — May 2nd, 2018 @ 11:22 pm

      Hi Karly, thank you!

      Reply

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