If you, or yours, happen to be chocoholics, this is the cake for you.
Dense, rich, chocolatey, it's all there. Plus, the glaze just gives it the right touch. The birthday boy prefers his chocolate DARK...and so that was the version we made this time, dark chocolate cake mix (yes, they now make one! We used Duncan Hines) and chocolate fudge pudding mix. You can choose your cake and pudding mix flavors from the broad spectrum that the stores carry now. I couldn't believe how many "versions" of chocolate cake mixes can be found.
Without further ado...
Ultimate Chocolate Cake
(shared with me by my dear buddy and pal, Liz....she rocks!)
Mix together for 2 minutes;
dark chocolate cake mix
small instant chocolate fudge pudding
1 C sour cream
1 C milk
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 C water
Stir in 1-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Grease bundt pan, bake 50-55 minutes @ 350 degrees
Cool 10 minutes, turn out cake, and cool thoroughly before glazing
2 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
3 T butter
2 T water
1 tsp vanilla
Melt chocolate & butter in 30 second intervals in the microwave until smooth. Cool slightly. Add powdered sugar alternately with water, stir. Add vanilla. Pour over cake.
Note: Mine seemed really thick, and I ended up adding 1/4 cup LESS powdered sugar, and 1 T MORE water....and it was fine. Do what you need to get the consistancy right... Mine still ended up needing to be spread down the sides, but it tasted AWESOME!
Here's the finished product! These girls could NOT wait...we had a few fingerprints in the glaze...
Before the glaze went on. Can you SEE those chocolate chips? Melty.