Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chocolate Lover's Bundt Cake

I've seen this recipe all over the internet and decided to give it a try. I love bundt cakes. They are easy to make but look fancy. Plus I love a moist, dense cake. I saw several recipes for this cake and all of them were the same but had a different frostings/toppings. I chose to make a cream cheese frosting for mine this time but will share some other ideas with you to choose from.

Chocolate Lover's Bundt Cake
by Chelsey W.

1 pkg devil's food cake mix
1 small pkg instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs
1 c oil
1/2 c water
1 c sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 c chocolate chips (milk or semi sweet)

Mix together all the ingredients, stirring in chocolate chips at the end. Pour into a well greased bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan at least 20 min. before inverting onto a plate. Choose one of the frostings/toppings to serve with cake.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 c butter or margarine, softened
2-3 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Cream the butter and cream cheese together. Mix in vanilla. Add in powdered sugar starting with 2 c and adding enough so that it's nice and thick. See another picture here.

Fudge Sauce with Whipped Cream:
2 c sugar
1/2 c cocoa powder
1 c butter
1 can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
whipped cream
Melt butter in a sauce pan, add in sugar and cocoa. When dissolved add can of evaporated milk. Boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Serve cake with fudge sauce dripping over cake and whipped cream.

White Chocolate:
2 c white chocolate chips
3 Tbsp milk or cream
Melt chocolate with cream in microwave at 50% power for 20 second intervals stirring in between. Be careful not to burn it ruins easily. Pour hot chocolate over cooled cake letting it drizzle down sides. Can decorate it by sprinkling mini chocolate chips on the top. See a picture here.

Chocolate Frosting:
Make a homemade chocolate frosting or simply buy a container of it, melting it in the microwave for a few seconds (only long enough to thin it a little) then let it drizzle over cooled cake.

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