Sunday, June 15, 2014

Daddy Cake!

I have a recipe for a chocolate cake that is an absolute "keeper."  It is so easy to make, and everyone loves it!  It is one of those cakes that can slice up like a brownie if allowed to cool, but if you can't wait that long, then enjoy the gooey deliciousness with a spoon and some ice cream!  It was formally named "Darn Good Chocolate Cake," but since we had it for dinner on Father's Day one year, it has become a tradition to eat it on Father's Day...whether it be for dinner or dessert.  This is why we renamed it, "Daddy Cake."  Besides, we really would rather our kids not say "darn" anyway.

This is not a "completely from scratch" cake, but it is so good!  I get asked for the recipe all the time.  Ready for your own copy?  Read on!

List of ingredients:
1 box of devils food cake mix
1 box chocolate pudding mix (instant)
4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I don't measure.  I just dump in the whole bag!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan.  Mix cake mix, pudding, eggs, sour cream, warm water, and oil with electric mixer at low speed for one minute.  Scrape sides of bowl and increase speed to medium.  Beat 2-3 minutes.  Fold in chocolate chips.

You can see that the batter is much thicker than regular cake batter.  This one is more like pudding, and I guess this is what makes the cake so moist and delicious!

Pour batter into cake pan and smooth out with a rubber spatula.  Bake 45-50 minutes.  Cool 20 minutes in the pan.  (Trust me on this!)  Use a knife to pull cake away from pan and invert onto a serving platter.

If a lucky child happens to hear the mixer and wander into the kitchen, then give him the mixer paddle to lick.  This will appease him, so that when he happily skips off, giggling at his good fortune, you can then lick the bowl and spatula with no one the wiser.  Just be sure to wipe the chocolate off your face!

We enjoyed it warm with a side of vanilla ice cream! 

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