You can ignore the ingredients listed on the cake mix instructions; eggs, Greek yogurt, instant pudding mix and water are all you need to make this confection. However, if you want an outrageously moist cake, you can whip in 3/4 cup vegetable oil as you beat in the other ingredients.
Double the recipe to make the massive, three-layered wonder shown in this video (and have one layer leftover for later… or go all the way and bake a four layer cake).
package Devil’s Food cake mix
package instant chocolate pudding mix (3.9 oz.)
plain Greek yogurt
semisweet chocolate chips
- Make the cake: Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour the bottom and sides of two 8″ round cake pans. Mix all of the cake ingredients in a large bowl and divide batter evenly between the two pans.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes back with just a few crumbs (no gooey batter), 43 to 45 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Make the ganache: Pour heavy cream into a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring the heavy cream to a simmer, and once you see tiny bubbles form around the edges, remove from heat and add chocolate chips, whisking until combined. Let mixture chill until it reaches a spreadable consistency, at least 30 minutes, before frosting cake.
- Top one round cake with ganache frosting, then place the second cake on top of it. Frost the top and sides of the cake. Serve.