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Chocolate Ganache Cake
Nobody does baking like Dolly, and nobody has a better chocolate cake recipe than Duncan Hines®! Whip up this decadent Chocolate Ganache Cake, made with some of our favorite Dolly Parton products, and make your dessert the talk of the table.

Dolly's Favorite
Chocolate Ganache Cake

This rich, delicious chocolate cake recipe starts with Duncan Hines Dolly Parton’s Favorite Chocolate Cake Mix, followed by Dolly Parton’s Creamy Buttercream Frosting, and finished off with a delightful chocolate ganache.

you will need:

  • PAM® Baking Spray
  • 1 pkg Duncan Hines Dolly Parton’s Favorite Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 container Duncan Hines Dolly Parton's Creamy Buttercream Frosting


  • 6 tablespoons heavy (whipping) cream
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup pink and chocolate sprinkles


1. Prep

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of pans with baking spray.

2. Mix

Whisk together cake mix, water, eggs, melted butter, and oil in a large bowl until well blended; pour into pans.

3. Bake

Bake on rack in center of oven 28 to 32 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cakes in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pan and cool completely before frosting.

4. Frost

Place one cooled cake layer on serving plate. Spread about ½ c. buttercream frosting on top. Place second cake layer on top of first and frost entire cake with remaining buttercream frosting.


Pour heavy cream into medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 30 seconds, stir. Microwave in additional 10-second increments until cream is steaming hot. Whisk in chocolate chips until ganache is thick and smooth.

Pour ganache over cake using back of a spoon to push it to the edge of the cake and drip down the sides. Decorate with sprinkles as desired.

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