The kitchen is not my favorite place. I think I'm an ok cook. I can put food on the table that is edible but I don't get any excitement out of the process. Then there's the cleaning up after. It makes it all seem so unnecessary. Just order a pizza or make a sandwich and be done with it. That's my philosophy. That said, every now and then I make this cake.
I made it for Kelli for her birthday. And since I am such a Suzie homemaker... hey! I hear you laughing. Stop that! Since I am such a Suzie homemaker I made one for my family. Of course I get some too, but I was doing it unselfishly for the family. It is the best cake EVER. That is if you like a moist, sweet, but not too sweet cake with a hint of chocolate, which I do. So to me it's the best cake EVER. I got the recipe from a book. The Cake Mix Doctor. It is full of cake recipes using a mix but adding ingredients to give more of a made from scratch taste. I've tried a few recipes from the book and they were all very good. This one is Stacy's Chocolate Chip Cake on page 42. I don't follow the recipe exactly because it seems to call for way more chocolate than I want.
I hope I won't get sued for posting the recipe. Try it and then go get the book.
1 bar (4 oz) German Chocolate (I use 4 squares instead of the whole bar)
1 package plain yellow cake mix (don't get one that has pudding in the mix)
1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup whole milk
1 cup vegetable oil, canola, safflower, soybean all fine
4 large eggs
1 package (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips. (I use a hand full instead of the whole bag)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Greese and flour the pan/pans. I use a bundt pan
Grate the German Chocolate with a food processor or hand grater until finely grated. Set aside
Place cake mix, pudding, milk, eggs, and oil in a mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Fold in grated chocolate and mix on medium for 2 minutes more. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into pan/pans
Bake 58-60 minutes.
Let cool about 20 minutes, remove from pan and EAT! I don't think this cake needs any icing. You can ice it if you want. I just cut a big piece and get a glass of milk. Yummy!!
Now that's probably the most you'll hear out of me about cooking. Let me know if you try it.