Makes 10 to 12 servings

This incredible chocolate cake recipe lives up to its name thanks to a creamy pudding filling and a ganache topping. If you love chocolate cake, you'll flip for this chocolate cake recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Line the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease and flour paper and sides of pan.

Step 2

Stir together first 9 ingredients until well blended; fold in 1 cup chocolate morsels. Pour batter into prepared pan, and spread evenly over bottom.

Step 3

Bake on middle rack at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle top evenly with marshmallows, pecans, and 1/2 cup chocolate mini morsels. Place on a wire rack, and let cool. Pour hot Chocolate Pudding over marshmallow mixture; cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

Step 4

Heat cream in a saucepan; bring to a simmer. Remove pan from heat, and add chocolate pieces, stirring until chocolate melts. Let ganache stand 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until spreading consistency. Remove sides from springform pan; pour and spread chocolate mixture evenly on top and sides of cake.

Step 5

TIP: When putting the chocolate ganache on this dessert, you may need to pour on a layer, let it set; then pour on an additional layer, and chill. Don't worry if you have ganache left over--simply freeze it for another use.

Ratings & Reviews

Kim0158's Review

February 15, 2013
As cindylou52 posted on 02/13/13 -- where the recipe says "pudding" is a hyperlink that will take you to the pudding recipe if you just click on the link. Now, obviously, if you've printed out this recipe and forgot to print out the pudding recipe, too, I can understand your confusion.

cindylou52's Review

February 13, 2013
i haven't made this recipe yet, but wanted to say if you are going to try and make it, for the pudding layer you need to click on the part in the ingredients listing that says "pudding" (in red letters) and it will give you a separate recipe for the pudding.....then the ganache goes over that layer. Giving this 3 stars since i haven't made it yet - sounds like a good recipe to try for a special occasion.

autopartsgal's Review

February 12, 2013
I think that when they refer to pudding, they are talking about the ganache made with the chocolate and whipping cream.

sms2874's Review

February 12, 2013
This cake looks good, but I was confused by the recipe. I read the reviews to try to figure it out. The recipe doesn't make sense by the directions. Was this on purpose?

mandajo's Review

April 06, 2010
I don't like marshmallows, so I changed this up a bit. I used white chocolate chips for the pudding filling and sprinkled coconut and minichips over the cake layer, instead of nuts and marshmallows. Then I let some raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries macerate and spooned that over the cake slices. The ganache turned out great. I think I just shouldn't have put all of it on the cake. It was just such a thick top layer that overpowered everything else. I'll definitely make it again. It was a lot of work to make, so I'll save the recipe for special occasions. The berries were an awesome touch, if I do say so myself. :)

quiz19's Review

April 01, 2010
I have not yet made this recipe. But this response is for gramcayo's question about the chocolate pudding. The recipe is not laid out very well and is confusing. Where it says "Chocolate Pudding," that is actually a link that will take you to the ingredients and recipe.

gramcayo's Review

March 30, 2010
Help! I thought I was a pretty good cook but I don't get the pudding part of this recipe. Whipped creme and chocolate bars? How do I prepare this pudding? thanks!