Food & Recipes

Make Your Own ‘Matilda’ Chocolate Cake

Who could possibly resist this cake?

In author Roald Dahl’s book “Matilda,” there’s a character named Bruce Bogtrotter. As many of you probably know, Bruce stole a slice of his teacher Miss Trunchbull’s favorite chocolate cake. As a punishment for stealing a slice of her cake, Trunchbull makes him eat the rest of the enormous cake.

The movie version of “Matilda”—starring Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito and Rhea Pearlman—came out in 1996. For the movie’s 20th anniversary, Delish had the brilliant idea to make their own Matilda-inspired chocolate cake.

Here’s how:

Take Devil’s Food cake mix

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Add pudding mix

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Add water

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Add Greek Yogurt

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…and eggs

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Mix it all up

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Prep the cake pan

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Pour the mixture into the pan

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Bake three separate times as shown

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Now for the frosting

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Heavy cream…

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Get it to the bubbling point

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Add the chocolate chips

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Let it cool

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Here’s the bottom cake later- add frosting on the top, then repeat with layers two and three

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(On the sides, too)

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Time to cut the cake!

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Here’s the entire video—enjoy! (With a cold glass of milk.)

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