Thursday, March 25, 2010

Chocolate bliss

What you need:
-Lite cool whip (thawed)
-Chocolate bar (for baking, I recommend the one from trader joe's)
-chocolate cake mix (betty crockers devil's food or extra moist chocolate cake works well)
-You'll need eggs and oil for the cake mix
-1 can condensed milk

What to do:
-Bake the cake in 13x9 pan according to package directions. Let the cake cool down for at least 30 minutes before you start
-Meanwhile, break up the chocolate into squares and place in a glass or metal bowl (if you like, reserve one or two squares of chocolate to decorate the dessert with chocolate shavings in the end). Place the bowl over a saucepan that is a quarter of the way filled with water, place the saucepan and bowl on the stove over medium heat. As the water comes to a boil the chocolate will melt. Turn the heat off, add can of condensed milk and whisk it together well. Ass two heaping tablespoons of cool whip and mix well.
-cut the 13x9 cooled cake into 1 inch thick pieces vertically (or any way you like, this is a totally random process so be creative! :))
-To assemble the dessert, start layering the cake and chocolate sauce you made in a glass dish (so you can see the layers, it makes it more appetizing that way ;)). Let the last layer be sauce (it will get soaked up by the cake later on or while you're making it). Then add a generous layer of cool whip and top off with chocolate shavings.
-Place in fridge until ready to serve. This dessert tastes even better if you make it a day before you're supposed to serve it.