I’m neglecting the blog this week. You see, we have house guests. From Florida. And we’re very busy.
Making chocolate cake.
And eating chocolate cake.
Here’s the recipe. Enjoy!
Darn Good Chocolate Cake
1 pkg. plain devil’s food or dark chocolate fudge cake mix
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) chocolate instant pudding mix
4 large eggs
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. warm water
1/2 c. vegetable oil (canola, corn, safflower, soybean or sunflower)
1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly mist a 12-cup Bundt pan with vegetable oil spray, then dust with flour. Shake out the excess flour. Set the pan aside.
Place the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, warm water and oil in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2-3 minutes more, scraping the sides down again if needed. The batter should look thick and well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips, making sure they are well distributed throughout the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it out with the rubber spatula. Place the pan in the oven.
Bake the cake until it springs back when lightly pressed with your finger and just starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, 45-50 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Run a long, sharp knife around the edge of the cake and invert it onto the rack to cool completely, 20 minutes more. Or invert it onto a serving platter to slice and serve while still warm.
From The Cake Mix Doctor
Copyright © 1999 by Anne Byrn.
I love licking the bowl, spatula, beaters and well anything else the batter gets on 🙂
Oh yeah – there’s no better reason to ignore the blog! Have fun with the family. Looks like the granddaughter is already having a great time 🙂
She’s adorable!! So big!
Wow – she’s gotten so big – and grown up looking. Have a wonderful time; enjoy every moment and take tons of pictures!!
blogless sharon says
looks like great funny, boy is she a cutie
She’s definitely grown….Florida can’t be all bad! (I just found another way to “doctor” a mix that is especially good for cupcakes: don’t use the kind with pudding in the mix, sub one cup of buttermilk for the amount of water, add an extra egg. Sooo much better, especially for cupcakes. A few chocolate chips wouldn’t hurt, I’m sure!)
That’s one happy and very cute face!
yum! My favorite part – ‘cleaning’ the spoon! ;o)
Oh, what a cutie!! Have fun this week!!! (I know you will.)
Mary K. in Rockport says
Looks a lot like a recipe I use except mine uses dark rum in place of some of the liquid. Just a word of warning: don’t use for cupcakes as they don’t bake long enough to cook off the alcohol and end up being rather intoxicating.
What a face! Have fun this week (it looks like you already are!)
Look how big she’s is! Great photos- the best part of cake making is the licking of the beater and spatula. 🙂
Wow – is that Ambryn? Holy cow! When did she grow up?
Enjoy your visit with the kids.
She looks great with chocolate all over her face. I hope that you all have a wonderful week together.
I can’t believe how big she is!
Hey, I thought of you all weekend. I started a sock. I know, I know. I don’t exactly hate every second of it, but I think I should have started out with an easier pattern.
I missed you at Cummington too. Maybe we should plan on meeting up on our own one of these days. Maybe I could drag Gale along too. 🙂
She’s so big!
Have a great time!! Ambryn has gotten so big.
Enjoy your week of bloggy neglect! It looks like you are in for a fabulous time.
That cake sounds so good, and your little baker looks so sweet!
I see you have lots of important business going on. I can’t believe how grown up she looks!
Oh, that can’t be Ambrynn! My, how she has grown…
Please enjoy the family and tell us all about it later!!!
There is a chocolate pudding photo of my niece, she was so sweet to share her pudding face with me and gave me a big smack! I remember this with a smile, now she is all grown up and a mother to boot. Thanks for the recipe, I’ve saved it and plan to make it in the near future.
I’m so glad to see Ambryn’s smile is even more wonderful than when she was tiny. Happiness! Bet she’s loving being with you.
Sweeeeeeeeet! I’m loving these cake mix doctor ideas, too.
What a cutie, and the cake sounds good too. Similar situation here, only 3 grands, their 2 parents + 2 standard poodles – definitely a houseful! Enjoy!
OMG! I can’t get over how much Ambryn has grown! Such a cutie, too!!!
Oh, look at her, all grown up! She looks like she’s having a blast, licking that yummy cake batter. Good times!