Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday Supper - Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake

I don't post many sweet recipes on my blog.  That's because I don't do much baking.  There are a couple reasons for that.  First of all, baking takes time and that's one thing I don't have a lot of.  Secondly, I am pretty much the only one in my family who has much of a sweet tooth.  That means, if I bake a cake, everyone will have a pice for dessert that night.  Then, the other half of it will sit on the counter or in the fridge calling my name for the next couple of days.  The only one who will ever eat a second (or third or fourth) piece of it is me.  So, I figure out of sight, out of mind and I don't bake very often.

A couple weeks ago, though, I got an email from my daughter's middle school asking volunteers to send in desserts for a Valentine's Day dessert raffle they were planning for the staff.  My first thought was, "Wow!  I want to work at that school!"  My second thought was, "Sure!  I'll sign up!"  (I have a bit of a volunteering compulsion.)  Then, I thought about what to make.  I remembered an easy chocolate cake recipe my mom had given me a long time ago and dug it out.

I made the cake and, as it sat on the counter in my kitchen cooling, it really did smell heavenly.  My family walked through and, one by one, they asked, "What's that cake for?"  "Can I have a piece?"  "Ooh!  Is that for dessert tonight?"  It really wasn't fair to torture them like that, so I did what any good mother would do.  I sent my hubby to the grocery store for ingredients and made a second cake - one for us.  It did not disappoint and today I'm sharing the recipe with you.  (I listed the ingredients for ONE cake, but you might want to go ahead and double up, just in case!)

1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 small box (4 serving size) instant chocolate pudding mix
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 vegetable or canola oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In large bowl, combine all ingredients except the chips.  Beat on low sped with electric mixer for 30 seconds.  Then, beat on high for 2 minutes.  Gently fold in the chocolate chips.  Pour batter into a greased and floured 12-cup bundt pan.  Bake for 55 minutes (or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.)  Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a plate.

It should look something like this when you take it out of the oven.  But, it gets better!
For the glaze:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix  sugar, milk and butter in a small saucepan.  Bring to boil, stirring constantly, over medium heat and boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla.  Spoon over the cake.  

It's called Triple Chocolate because of the cake mix, pudding mix, and chocolate chips.  However, adding the glaze kicks it up a few chocolate notches!

Just look at that gooey, chocolate goodness!  Enjoy!

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