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Easiest Chocolate Cake Ever!


I made manicotti last Sunday and I had about half a container of left over Ricotta cheese. Other then manicotti, I had no idea what to do with it. As I was going in the fridge on Saturday, I looked at the Ricotta and noticed it had a recipe on the back. It was for "The Best Chocolate Cake Ever" which used 1 cup of Ricotta cheese. I decided to make it and boy am I glad I did. It is soooo moist and delicious and the frosting was honestly the easiest, quickest AND tastiest frosting I have ever made. I wouldn't say it was the best ever because it uses a box devil's food mix and I definitely like home made better. But for a doctored up box mix? It was FAB! The recipe calls for two round cake pans and then you frost and layer them, which I am sure would look very impressive. I just used my good ole fashioned bundt cake!

Here's my crappy camera phone pic and the recipe is after the jump!




 
 Chocolate cake:

1 box devil's food chcolate cake
1 cup water
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup ricotta cheese

Combine all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees. in the recipe it says to use two round cake pans and bake for 35 minutes. I used a bundt pan and baked for 50 minutes.

Frosting:

14 oz premium chcolate (I used a bag of tollhouse semi sweet chunks)
1 cup sour cream

That's right, sour cream!!! Man, it came out so good! Anyway, the recipe says to melt chocolate using a double boiler. I just used the microwave, yo! Once chocolate is melted, let cool to room temperature and fold in sour cream. I also let my sour cream sit out for about 20 minutes so it wouldn't be cold. Once your cake is completely cooled, frost at will!!!