Monday, September 13, 2010

You are welcome

My jeans are usually tight on Monday mornings. I  throw caution to the wind on weekends and don't follow any type of healthy diet or exercise regimen like I would  normally on a weekday, so come Monday morning I always expect my jeans to be a little tighter and I dress to accommodate my temporary pot belly. Today was a little different. I almost called out of work today. Eventually, after an hour in front of the mirror I ended up wearing the jeans but I did pair them with high heels to give my legs that sleek  "I didn't eat cake all weekend" skinny appearance. Eye tricks, ladies. But even after all of that hell, I think that making this cake was, hands down, the best decision that I made all weekend. There is a reason that I ate so much of it. Every bite was a bursting fork full of chocolate flavors and delight. Not only from the cake, but from the gooey chocolate glaze and mini chocolate chips. I love getting a bite with a little chocolate chip hidden away in the mix! This cake is super easy to put together , but it's even easier to scarf it down without realizing. You've been warned.

1 18.25-oz package chocolate cake mix (I used a cake mix with the words "fudge" and "super moist" on the box)
1 3.9-oz package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup hot water
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
2. Combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs, hot water, sour cream and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into bundt pan.
3. Bake for 1 hour. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then invert cake onto wire rack and let cool completely.

4 oz semi-sweet dark chocolate
3 tbsp butter
1 tbsp milk
1 tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla

In small, heavy saucepan or microwave oven on medium, melt broken chocolate with butter. Stir frequently until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in milk, syrup and vanilla. When glaze is cool, pour onto cake. Let glaze run down sides. Chill about 10 minutes to set glaze.


  1. This sounds fabulous! I always love the boot trick myself...cake is worth it :)

  2. Wow, this chocolate cake looks really moist and all chocolate :-) YUMMIE!

  3. Urrrghhh!!! Chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate glaze and super easy to do???
    Keep that away from me!! I want my jeans!!Hahahahah!!!!

  4. Oh. My. God. I am DROOLING. That cake looks amazing!

  5. My Mom used to make a similar cake when I was a kid - it might even be the same recipe. It is positively heavenly! And very addicting. Take it from me - invest in a treadmill - without it I wouldn't fit into any of my clothes!

  6. The cake sounds fabulous! And what goes better with fabulous cake with a gooey chocolate glaze but vanilla ice cream, which I see you included! I'd be having jean problems too.

  7. It sounds like a delicious cake. I know what you mean about feeling 'fatter' on some days...but I think others probably don't notice a pound or two.

  8. Oh! This chocolate cake looks yummie...lots and lots of chocolate...everything is it!

  9. This looks really good! Yum, chocolate cakes are my favorite.

  10. super moist. fudge. these are two of my favorite cake descriptors. :) great treat, grace!

  11. Holy cow.... this is super yummy.

  12. Oh that looks so yummy.
    Your young, see as you get older you have jeans in various sizes to accommodate such issues :) LOL!

  13. oooh la la...this cake looks amazing...just took a batch of pumpkin muffins out of my oven. xoxoo Happy baking