Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yes, of course I spent three hours baking this...

Every woman should have a handful of tried and true; quick and easy recipes that made it seem like you are an exquisite chef that spent all day in the kitchen. One for dessert, one for a main dish, one for a potluck, one for BBQ. This recipe for chocolate cake is one of my secret weapon recipes. It's a bundt cake, so there's no frosting involved; just swirl some raspberry sauce on the dessert plate before placing a slice of cake on it, top with a few fresh raspberries if you can. The ingredients alone can clog your arteries like no other, so I only bake this when there's a big group coming over and there won't be any leftovers.

Well, until now. Today I just want some chocolate cake. I better get rid of the rest of it tomorrow. Any takers?!



  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (I just do vanilla extract)
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in sour cream, melted butter, eggs and almond extract. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Don't cut the 4 minutes short, you need the full amount of time to add in air. Blend in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.


MommyJamie said...


babyhoot. said...

do you want the rest of it Jamie?! :) like there's gonna be any leftovers... sigh...

esque said...

Gosh, I almost took a bite into my PC screen, this looks so yummy. Too bad, I'm terrible baker!

babyhoot. said...

that's the beauty of it, esque... you can't really mess it up! there's no skill involved at all, as long as you mix it for four minutes and bake it for the right amount of time.
try it out, just for me. I promise you'll do great! :)