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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Darn Good

Every girl (or mom) should have a cake recipe in her repertoire that she can whip up in little more than the time it takes to bake. My husband has never called and said he's bringing the boss home for dinner, but if your husband does, this is the kind of recipe you need. It's quick, it requires very few ingredients and no one will know it's not from scratch. It's not much to look at, but it's chocolaty and moist and makes my husband and kids go "yummmm." I made it the other night. I started it at five and frosted it as soon as we were done with dinner. It was slightly warm and so good.
This recipe may be part of the Cake Mix Doctor collection, but a friend gave me the recipe, so I'm not certain. I can never remember to buy mini chocolate chips and usually use regular. Sometimes they fall to the bottom (or the top when you flip it out of the pan), so I usually sprinkle them on top of the batter in the pan and and stir them slightly with a small spoon.

Darn Good Chocolate Cake

1 pkg. Devil's Food Cake
1 sml. package instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream*
½ cup warm water
½ cup vegetable oil*
1½ cups mini chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

Preheat oven.
Grease and flour bundt pan.
Mix cake mix, pudding, eggs, sour cream, warm water and oil in large bowl.
Blend with mixer on low speed for 1 minute.
Increase speed and beat 2 to 3 minutes.
Batter should be thick and well combined.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

* Use light sour cream and light-tasting olive oil for a slightly healthier version


Chocolate Fudge Icing

1 cup granulated sugar
5 T. butter
1/3 cup whole milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Place sugar, butter and milk in medium saucepan over med-high heat.
Stir until mixture comes to a boil, 3 to 4 minutes.
Still stirring, let mixture boil one minute, until sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat.
Stir in chocolate chips and whisk until chocolate is melted and icing is smooth.



Sara said...

Cake Mix Dr. is great. Everything I've ever made from that book gets raves. Yours looks awesome too. I wonder if Princess would like it for her birthday on Saturday?

JennGM said...

This one looks really good! It's very similar to my Kahlua Cake recipe that I use for the same occasions. Tastes great, easy to make!