Monday, August 11, 2008

The Official Killer Chocolate Cake

I went to a wedding shower on Sunday and had a chocolate cake that I could not get off my mind. I have had this recipe in my file for about a year now, but I kept thinking I would have an event that this would be perfect for that never came to fruition. So instead of waiting for the perfect time I just decided to make it. I'm so glad I did. This chocolate cake is going to the top of my list of "favorite chocolate cakes." goodness. So incredibly moist. It is as if I took the time to make a simple syrup and drown the cake in it before frosting. That moist. It was so easy too. I mean, please, cake mix is the base. I could see this for a potluck, family event, a gift, etc. It is a very flexible type of cake. The recipe did not call for a specific frosting so I thought a simple chocolate buttercream would do the trick. I think it was a winner. Another suggestion would be a Peanut Butter Frosting. Hmmm interesting.
Everyone should make this cake today. I mean it. What are you doing still sitting there reading this? Run to the kitchen!

The Official Killer Chocolate Cake (
1 pkg chocolate cake mix
4 eggs
1/2 C water
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 C sour cream
1 small pkg instant pudding (chocolate or butterscotch)
1 large pkg chocolate chips

Frosting (homemade or in the tub)
1 lb box of confectioner’s sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 stick of butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 c nuts (optional)
Pre-heat oven 350 degrees. Grease Bundt pan. Mix ingredients in medium to large size bowl. Pour into pan and bake 50 - 60 minutes. Cool completely before frosting. Mix sugar and cocoa together. Mix in melted butter. Add milk, vanilla, and nuts (optional).


Anonymous said...

Sister-in-law would love to be on the receiving end of these left-overs!!!

Kelli said...

So sorry, someone else beat you to them. Maybe next time cause I will be making this again!

Anonymous said...

Just say when!!