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February 13, 2007
Updated June 2011

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Deluxe Chocolate Cake

Triple Chocolate Layer Cake with Triple Chocolate Frosting. You can also bake it in a Bundt pan or make a sheet cake or cupcakes. If you enjoy Bundts, take a look at some of the exciting Bundt pan shapes. Photography courtesy The King’s Cupboard.

 

WHAT IT IS: Gourmet chocolate cake mixes, including a molten chocolate cake mix, a.k.a. molten lava chocolate cake or chocolate volcano cake.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: The cake mixes are made from very fine chocolate—The King’s Cupboard specializes in gourmet chocolate products (read our review of their wonderful chocolate dessert sauces).
WHY WE LOVE IT: The Molten Chocolate Cakes turn us into talented pastry chefs; the rest of the line is better than we’d get from most bakeries. And, “we made it ourselves.”
WHERE TO BUY IT: KingsCupboard.com.
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The King’s Cupboard Lava Chocolate Cake: Molten Magic

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Gourmet Cake Mixes

The King’s Cupboard introduced its Triple Chocolate Layer Cake Mix in 2005, and it became an instant hit, along with its companion Triple Chocolate Frosting (the “triple” chocolate refers to the cocoa and chocolate chunks in the cake, plus the chocolate of the frosting).

It makes a lovely cake. For those who might question what you get from a $9.95 cake mix versus your $1.29 supermarket mix, you can see it in this comparison:

  • The King’s Cupboard: Sugar, flour, cake flour, chocolate, cocoa, wheat starch, baking soda, espresso, salt.
  • Major National Cake Mix Brand: Sugar, enriched bleached wheat flour, cocoa, dutched cocoa, vegetable shortening, dextrose, leavening (baking soda, dicalcium phosphate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), artificial flavors, cellulose gum, modified cornstarch, polyglycerol, esters, propylene glycol monoesters, salt, wheat starch and xanthan gum.

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Putting together the cake is as easy as making any other mix cake, but you may be inspired to greater decoration—for example, shaving some top-quality chocolate bars to decorate the top, as shown in the photo above (and which turns the dish into a “Quintuple Chocolate Layer Cake”).

We like to give the Triple Chocolate Layer Cake Mix and Frosting as a birthday gift: in essence, “bake your own birthday cake.”

If it’s a local friend, we generally drop it off with a card and a box of birthday candles. But if it’s an out-of-town delivery, or we’re strapped for time, The King’s Cupboard is happy to oblige by shipping it directly in a handsome gift box, shown in the photo at the left (no candles, though).

Chocolate Cake Gift BoxSay “Happy Birthday,” “Happy Anniversary” or
“Congratulations” with a do-it-yourself chocolate
birthday cake. The King’s Cupboard will ship it
gift-boxed. The recipient can bake a cake or
cupcakes to celebrate.

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