Death by Chocolate Cake
1 package (15 ounces) devil’s food cake mix
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant chocolate pudding
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Whipped cream (optional)
2 to 4 cups fresh berries (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, use a mixer and beat together the cake, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, eggs and water. Beat until mixed well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon batter into a bundt pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch. Cool cake a bit in the pan before you carefully flip it over on a plate. When completely cooled, dust the cake with powdered sugar. Serve with fresh whipped cream and berries.
For the holidays use Sugared Cranberries for garnish! So pretty! I love to give gifts in a jar! This is one of my favorites! In a quart jar, just layer dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, and then chocolate chips. You can use holiday chocolate chips or peppermint chips too. Screw on lid. Decorate with ribbon and attach a label that reads “Death by Chocolate Cake Mix.” Then, on the back of the label put the instructions: To prepare, pour out most of the chocolate chips and set aside. Add 1 cup sour cream, 3/4 cup vegetable oil, 4 eggs, and 1/2 cup warm water to the dry mix. Use a mixer and beat until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon batter into a bundt pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. You can also bake in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch. You can dust the cake with powdered sugar. Great served with fresh whipped cream and berries.