Nestles House Toll Death by Chocolate Cake

Indulge in the ultimate chocolate lover’s dream with this Nestles House Toll Death by Chocolate Cake. This dessert is a decadent delight, layering rich chocolate flavors in a majestic display that’s sure to capture both eyes and taste buds.

Despite its impressive appearance, this cake is surprisingly straightforward to make, making it the perfect showstopper for any celebration or special occasion. Follow this simple recipe to create a towering treat that promises to be the tallest, proudest, and most delicious cake on the block.


  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • 1 box (3.9 oz) instant chocolate pudding
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream or buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 cups Nestle Toll House chocolate chips

For the Ganache Frosting:

  • 1 piece of salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/2 bag powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Prepare the Cake:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease your chosen cake pan generously with butter or non-stick spray to prevent sticking.
  • In a large bowl, mix the Devil’s Food Cake mix and instant chocolate pudding together. This forms the dry base of your cake.
  1. Mix Wet Ingredients:
  • In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract, vegetable oil, sour cream or buttermilk, and brewed coffee. Whisk these together until well incorporated.
  1. Combine and Bake:
  • Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  1. Make the Ganache Frosting:
  • In a small saucepan, melt the salted butter over low heat.
  • Add the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk to the pan. Stir continuously until the mixture is smooth and glossy. If using, fold in the chopped walnuts.
  • While the frosting is still warm, pour it over the cooled cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
  1. Serve:
  • If serving the cake warm, heat each slice slightly in the microwave before serving to enhance the chocolate flavors and melt the frosting a bit.
  • Alternatively, serve the cake at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Nestles House Toll Death by Chocolate Cake

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