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Best-Ever Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake

Prep time 10 mins
Other time 1 hr, 20 mins
Yield Makes 18 servings


  • 1 package (8 squares) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
  • 1 package (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping (Do not thaw.)
  • 2 tablespoons PLANTERS Sliced Almonds

How to Make It

  1. HEAT oven to 350ºF.

    CHOP 2 chocolate squares. Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil, and water in large bowl with mixer on low speed just until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 min. Stir in chopped chocolate. Pour into 2 greased 9-inch round pans.

    BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 min. Loosen cakes from sides of pans. Invert onto racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.

    PLACE COOL WHIP and remaining chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 1/2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 min. Let stand 15 min. to thicken. Stack cake layers on plate, filling and frosting with COOL WHIP frosting. Garnish with nuts. Keep refrigerated.

    Nutritional Information
    Calories: 340
    Total fat: 21 g
    Saturated fat: 8 g
    Cholesterol: 55 mg
    Sodium: 360 mg
    Carbohydrate: 38 g
    Dietary fiber: 2 g
    Sugars: 25 g
    Protein: 5 g
    Vitamin A: 4% DV
    Vitamin C: 0% DV
    Calcium: 8% DV
    Iron: 10% DV