I am always looking for new recipes to try and I found a cake that is a KEEPER! We receive a monthly magazine from Alfa Insurance and while I seldom read it all the way through, I quickly turn to the back of the magazine where the "cook" of the month is featured in an article. It is usually a farmer's wife who has been cooking for years and she shares her favorite recipes. Last month there was a recipe for a simple cake that sounded so good I knew I had to try it. Our Sunday School Class enjoys a little snack with coffee each Sunday before we begin our lesson and I thought I would make this cake to take and share with the group. It was so good and so easy...sorry I do not have any pictures of it to post but trust me, it was a pretty cake as well as a tasty cake.
Chris's Easy Cake
1 box Butter cake mix
1 cup vegetable oil
1 small box instant chocolate pudding( I used Jello Chocolate Fudge)
1 T vanilla
1/4 c. water
1 8 oz sour cream
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and lightly flour a bundt pan( I use Bakers Joy Spray as it is much easier!) Mix cake mix, oil, pudding, vanilla, eggs and water with electric mixer until smooth and well blended.STIR in sour cream and chocolate chips by hand. Pour into prepared pan and bake for one hour or until done. Cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan. Dust with powdered sugar before serving if desired.
I skipped the powdered sugar and it was fine just by itself. It is a really moist cake and if you like chocolate I think you will enjoy it. I always follow the recipe to a T the first time I try a new dish but I like to experiment with some of them on the second time around. I am going to try this with vanilla pudding and white chocolate chips for our Mothers Day lunch here at my house tomorrow. I plan to serve it with Whipped Cream and Strawberries. I will let you know if it is a thumbs up or thumbs down!!