Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The BEST Chocolate Cake on Earth

A friend gave me this chocolate cake recipe a couple of years ago - it truly is the best chocolate cake on earth! It is super moist and fudge-y; it absolutely does not need icing (although it does look pretty with a light dusting of powdered sugar once cooled)! The ingredient list is so simple and it is a snap to make! Even a novice baker will impress anyone with this delicious dessert - EVERYONE will ask for the recipe!

1 box devil's food chocolate cake mix
1 4oz box of chocolate pudding mix
2 sticks of butter, melted
2 cups sour cream
5 eggs
1 bag of miniature chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F. Make sure oven rack is positioned in the middle of the oven without any racks above it (this cake rises).

In this order:
Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl for 1 min 15 seconds. Add box of pudding and stir well to combine. Next add 1/3 of the cake mix and stir well. Add one egg, stir. Add second egg and stir. Add another third of the cake mix and stir. Add third, fourth and fifth eggs, one at a time, stirring to combine after each egg. Add sour cream and stir. Add the rest of the cake mix and stir. Finally fold in the entire bag of chocolate chips. Scoop batter evenly into a VERY WELL GREASED bundt pan.

I know I am detailed on how to add the ingredients- but, I have made this cake at least 30 times and the above directions make it easiest on your arm (the batter gets thick if you don't add in the right order).

Bake cake for 55 minutes. Let cool in bundt pan for 1 hour until cool. Carefully flip cake out onto a cake plate or platter. Lightly dust with powdered sugar if you like (you only need about 1 Tbl for the whole cake- put it in a sifter and then gently shake over cake).

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