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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Death by Chocolate Bundt Cake

Lately I feel like I've pinned every recipe on Pinterest that I'm interested in.  I spend more of my time looking through my own pins than looking for new ones, but the other day I came across one that I hadn't seen before and I couldn't wait to try it.

After reading the whole recipe I realized I had all of the ingredients in the house except for a box of chocolate cake mix.  I don't usually keep cake mix on hand because I prefer to make cakes from scratch, but when you see a recipe that sounds this good you just have to at least try it.

I bought the cake mix when I went to the store to get Grandpa's groceries Monday.  I couldn't even wait until the weekend to make it so Tuesday I jumped in the kitchen after breakfast and threw it together to take to Yaya's for dinner.

This is seriously easy.  I was surprised by how little work it took.  Of course I used my stand mixer, but I think even with a hand mixer or mixing with a spoon it wouldn't be too terribly difficult.  I think the sour cream is key because sour cream just seems to make chocolate cake stand out.  Even my homemade chocolate cake recipes call for sour cream.

This cake turned out light and fluffy, moist, and gooey from the chocolate chips.  If you eat a slice while it's still warm it's almost fudgy inside with melted chocolate chips.  It's rich without being too sweet and I think this cake is just short of perfection, though I couldn't tell you what it needs to attain perfection.  Try it and if you can think of a way to make it better comment!

Death by Chocolate Bundt Cake

Source: Live, Craft, Eat

1 box chocolate cake mix (any kind is fine, I used Devil's Food)
1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
12-16 oz semi-sweet baking chips
3/4 cup sour cream (I used fat free)
4 eggs
1/2 cup water (I actually substituted cold coffee)
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a bundt pan generously with vegetable oil spray.

In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer combine the sour cream and eggs.  Mix with a wooden spoon, a hand mixer, or the paddle attachment until well combined.  Add the cake mix, pudding mix, water, and oil and mix until well combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips.  Pour the mixture into the prepared bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Remove and cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes.

Invert onto a plate or cake carrier and cool another 30 minutes or so before serving.

Slice and serve with a tall glass of cold milk!

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