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Chocolate Truffle Cake

Chocolate Truffle Cake is one of my absolute favorite go-to cakes. I use this chocolate cake base for a lot of different recipes. However, the original recipe is topped with a most luscious chocolate chip frosting! This recipe came from my sister Jessie. She has soooo many fantastic recipes in her arsenal and this one is no exception. 

Last month I made this cake for my mother-in-law’s birthday. Actually, I made this Chocolate Truffle Cake twice for her birthday. In one day. You wanna know why? Because the first time I made it, I forgot one of the most key ingredients-the ingredient that just happens to make this one of the most moistest cakes on earth- sour cream! 

The other sad part is, I didn’t even realize I had forgotten it until I pulled it out of the oven. So I rushed to remake the cake in time for her birthday dessert and popped the incomplete, sour cream-less one in the freezer. I tasted it and it tasted fine so I figured I’d find a use for the flopped cake sometime in the future. 

Wanna know a secret? I despise boxed cake mixes. I can totally do box brownies, but not a cake mix, unless, like this recipe, it is totally souped up! Chocolate Truffle Cake uses a cake mix, pudding packets, and a few other simple ingredients, making this one of the quickest cakes to throw together in the history of birthdays.  I promise, no one will have a clue it all started with a cake mix! And you are talking to a cake mix hater 🙂

Chocolate Truffle Cake from butterloveandcowboys.com

Chocolate Truffle Cake from butterloveandcowboys.com

 

Chocolate Truffle Cake from butterloveandcowboys.com

Chocolate Truffle Cake from butterloveandcowboys.com

Happy Birthday to you!

Although there’s no need to wait until your birthday to bake this beauty 🙂

Chocolate Truffle Cake
A beautiful and moist chocolate cake topped with the most luscious chocolate chip frosting!
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9818 calories
1231 g
1680 g
515 g
127 g
278 g
2621 g
6289 g
909 g
6 g
195 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2621g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 9818
Calories from Fat 4572
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 515g
793%
Saturated Fat 278g
1391%
Trans Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 49g
Monounsaturated Fat 146g
Cholesterol 1680mg
560%
Sodium 6289mg
262%
Total Carbohydrates 1231g
410%
Dietary Fiber 41g
166%
Sugars 909g
Protein 127g
Vitamin A
193%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
284%
Iron
258%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the Cake
  1. 1 box chocolate cake mix
  2. 2 boxes chocolate pudding mix (3.4 oz each)
  3. 2 cups sour cream
  4. 1/2 cup butter, melted
  5. 5 eggs
  6. 2 cups chocolate chips (we prefer milk chocolate)
For the Frosting
  1. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 1/4 cup butter
  4. 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips (we prefer milk chocolate)
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla
For the Cake
  1. 1. Preheat oven at 325 F and grease a standard size bundt pan.
  2. 2. Combine cake and pudding mixes. Create a well in the middle and dump sour cream, butter, and eggs into the well. Mix together until very well combined. The batter will be very thick.
  3. 3. Add the chocolate chips and fold into the batter.
  4. 4. Bake 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool ten minutes and flip onto a serving plate.
For the Frosting
  1. 1. In a medium size saucepan, bring sugar, milk, and butter to a boil. Boil for 45 seconds.
  2. 2. Remove from heat and add in the chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Let cool ten minutes and spread over the cooled cake. Enjoy!
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fat
515g
protein
127g
carbs
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Cakes and Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Butter, Love, and Cowboys

We are cheesecake lovers around here. My Cowboy and myself rate cheesecake as one of our top desserts! We like all different kinds too. I have yet to come across a flavor of cheesecake I didn’t find worth eating. This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is no exception. 

About a year in a half ago, my brother and his wife introduced us to The Cheesecake Factory. I had heard good things about it, but the closest one to us is in Salt Lake City, two hours away from where we live, so we had never made a special trip to eat there. While we were visiting them, they invited us to come along with them to try it out. 

It was fantastic.

The food was really good and we had some delicious entree’s there, but the cheesecake. It was a cheesecake lover’s dream! They have so many different flavors. We decided even though The Cheesecake Factory is a ways away from where we live, it is worth the occasional trek to enjoy this tasty restaurant. 

For our fifth anniversary, about a month ago, we were in Salt Lake for the weekend. Needless to say, we made it to The Cheesecake Factory. Twice. Our second visit was just for some more cheesecake though 🙂 

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Butter, Love, and Cowboys

After that weekend trip where we indulged in The Cheesecake Factory’s cheesecake twice, I continued to crave cheesecake. So while we were still on our cheesecake high, I decided to make this bad boy. It totally fulfilled that craving. My sister and her family were visiting us for the weekend so she directed me to this delicious recipe. 

First we have a simple graham cracker crust. You can use an Oreo crust if you like, but I really liked this cheesecake with a graham cracker bottom. We fill that crust with a classic cheesecake filling. Next we enrich the filling with a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. To top it off, we add a smooth covering of chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Butter, Love, and Cowboys

I simply adore a layer of ganache on a cheesecake. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Butter, Love, and Cowboys

Check out that cookie dough.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Butter, Love, and Cowboys

As much as we love cheesecake, we love cookie dough too. The combination of those two loves makes Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake a serious treat for us. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Butter, Love, and Cowboys

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Butter, Love, and Cowboys

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Butter, Love, and Cowboys

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Butter, Love, and Cowboys

 

The moral of the story is; if you like cheesecake make a trip to your nearest Cheesecake Factory at least once! And to get your cheesecake fix in between visits, make this cheesecake 🙂

I promise it hits the spot.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheeecake
An indulgent and satisfying cheesecake, stuffed with cookie dough and topped with a chocolate ganache.
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8914 calories
868 g
1925 g
569 g
111 g
332 g
2336 g
3281 g
741 g
5 g
175 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
2336g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 8914
Calories from Fat 5027
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 569g
875%
Saturated Fat 332g
1662%
Trans Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 28g
Monounsaturated Fat 147g
Cholesterol 1925mg
642%
Sodium 3281mg
137%
Total Carbohydrates 868g
289%
Dietary Fiber 18g
72%
Sugars 741g
Protein 111g
Vitamin A
332%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
197%
Iron
108%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the crust
  1. 9 whole graham crackers, crushed
  2. 1/3 cup butter, melted
  3. 3 tablespoons sugar
For the cheesecake filling
  1. 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 1 cup sour cream
  4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 3 eggs, lightly beaten
For the cookie dough
  1. 1/3 cup butter
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  4. 1 tablespoon water
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1/2-2/3 cup flour
  7. 1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, divided
For the ganache
  1. 1 cup chocolate chips (we prefer 3/4 milk, 1/4 dark).
  2. 1/4-1/3 cup cream
For the crust
  1. 1. Preheat oven at 350 F. Grease a 9-inch spring form pan. Combine crushed graham crackers, melted butter, and three tablespoons sugar. Mix until combined and press into pan. Bake for ten minutes.
For the cheesecake filling
  1. 1. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add sour cream and vanilla. Mix well. Add the eggs and beat on low until just combined. Pour over graham cracker crust.
For the cookie dough
  1. 1. Cream butter and sugars. Add water, then vanilla, and combine. Add flour. If it is too wet after adding 1/2 cup of flour, add up to 2/3 cup. It will be fairly sticky. Fold in 1 cup chocolate chips.
  2. 2. Drop by teaspoon-fulls over cheesecake filling. Gently push the dough beneath the surface of the cheesecake filling.
  3. 3. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips on top of the cheesecake and gently press them in.
  4. 4. Place spring form pan on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.
For the ganache
  1. Pour chocolate chips into a heatproof bowl. Heat cream in the microwave until hot. I start out with 1/4 cup cream, but if it is too thick will add up to 1/3 cup of cream until I reach the consistency I want. Pour cream over chocolate chips and whisk until smooth. May need to place it in the microwave for thirty more seconds. Spread over cooled cheesecake. Refrigerate until ganache is set and serve! Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
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calories
8914
fat
569g
protein
111g
carbs
868g
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