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Secret Chocolate Fantasy Cake

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This magnificent cake gets it's 'kick' from the liqueurs in both the cake and the icing. The longer it's around the more potent it gets, so I make it and freeze it and simply bring it to room temperature before dazzling my guests !"
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servings 431
Original recipe yields 24 servings (1 - 9x13 inch pan)


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  1. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, sour cream, coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqueur and oil. Beat until very smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Pour batter into the greased and floured pans of you choice, and bake as directed on the cake box or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Wait until it's completely cool to frost.
  3. For the frosting: Cream the butter. Add 1/2 of the powdered sugar, blend well. Add the cocoa and vanilla, and start pouring the Bailey's over the icing while your beaters beat in the rest of the sugar. Keep adding Bailey's until you have wonderfully creamy icing.
  4. Frost the cake (I like to press chopped nuts into the fresh icing). It's best served after a day or two, but even better to make it up to 6 months ahead of your special event, freeze it, and simply bring to room temperature. What a kick !

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 431 calories; 20.1 52.6 4.1 50 206 Full nutrition

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A cake that calls for two full cups of three different liqueurs certainly aroused my curiosity! Knowing this would be awfully rich, I chose not to include the chocolate chips but aside from that...

The cake is wonderful, however the frosting overpowers the rich, smooth absolutely devine flavor of the cake. I preferred this cake with a simple dark chocolate glaze or plain whipped cream.

I made two of these cakes. Put one in the freezer. As it was said, its a rich cake. Actually too rich to enjoy. If I had it to do over I would leave out the chocolate chips. They are not needed ...

A truly exceptional and decadent cake! I didn't have enough hazelnut liqueur so I made up the difference with amaretto. This is so rich and chocolately--and that frosting! I nearly swooned ev...

i made this cake for the office st. paddy's potluck, using 1 cup of bailey's irish cream instead for the occasion. i thought it might turn out too sweet since bailey's is a bit sweet to begin w...

It looks very fresh and soft.I just love chocolate.

Wonderful cake recipe! Loved the flavor. Didn't have the coffee liqueur so I used a 1/2 cup strong coffee. And went with a Cream cheese Irish Cream icing. 8 ounces cream cheese , at room tempe...

A big hit every time!