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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crazy Cooking Challenge: Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

How to make a boxed cake mix taste decadent, chocolatey, and completely homemade!



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It's time once again for the Crazy Cooking Challenge! This month's theme was chocolate cake, in honor of Valentine's Day I'm sure. My dad is a HUGE chocolate cake fan. I decided to make this chocolate cake for us two, while the rest of the family enjoyed a peanut butter cake to celebrate my brother's birthday. I think I definitely take after my dad, there just is no substitute for good old, decadent, gooey,
chocolate cake.

I needed it to be semi homemade in some way you know ;) and when I came across this recipe from Let's Dish, I knew I had found "the one." You guessed it, this recipe starts with none other than good old chocolate cake mix! Believe me, you would absolutely never know it because of the rich chocolate flavor.



Chocolate Fudge Bundt Cake

1 pkg chocolate cake mix
1 3.4 oz pkg instant chocolate pudding mix
2 cups sour cream
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1 pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
Optional: chocolate frosting/fudge sauce

Beat cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, oil, and water with an electric mixer until well combined. Batter will be very thick. Gently stir in semi sweet chocolate chips. Spread batter into a well greased bundt pan and bake at 350 for 50 minutes - 1 hour (mine was perfect at 55 minutes). Remove cake from pan and allow to cool about 5 minutes on a wire rack. While my cake was cooling, I decided that I did want to drizzle a little something over the top. So I popped some can frosting (remove foil seal) into the microwave and cooked for 15 second intervals until the frosting was able to pour freely from a spoon. Drizzle cake with warmed frosting and allow cake to rest/cool for about 45 minutes (frosting will harden back up).





This cake was amazing! I love how pretty it looked, I can't wait to try these out as cupcakes.









 


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22 comments:

  1. Looks great, Kelly! I love how the frosting drips down the sides. Looks very decadent! Great choice.

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    1. Thanks, Lesa! It tasted just as good too. :)

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  2. We made almost the exact same cake ;-) (except mine has kahlua instead of water)

    LOVE IT - your glaze looks amazing!

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    1. That's too funny, Rachel. Which one was yours? For some reason your blogger profile isn't coming up for me...

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  3. I adore Bundt cakes, I feel like they are unappreciated, lol! This looks tantalizing!!!

    Please come check me out #62 :)

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    1. I was just thinking how much I love Bundt cakes too. I bought myself a new one just for this recipe, they look so pretty! I'll be checking yours out shortly. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I've made this cake before. It's great for bake sales! We love it!

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  5. That looks really yummy! All the chocolate cakes look so good! I found you via the Gingersnap Crafts Link Party.

    http://www.thejohnslife.com/BabycakesBlog/

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  6. Wow! At least 3 of us with the same idea to use sour cream in our chocolate bundt cakes! Great minds think alike!

    http://ohyoucook.blogspot.com

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  7. I bet this tastes fabulous! I love cakes using sour cream :)

    Please feel free to check out my recipe, I'm #37!

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  8. This is so pretty! I love how the frosting falls over the sides. I used the same recipe for my cake, and I have seen it at least 3 other times in this challenge. I think it is the best ever!

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  9. I agree with you most of the time no one would ever know if the cake is scratch or box. To really stump them, I sub buttermilk for the water, which is what I think the sour cream accomplishes in your cake! Brilliant! (Visiting from the CCC #60)

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  10. Looks super delicious!!! I would sooooo gobble this up!

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  11. I love a good fudgy bundt cake, especially when sour cream is part of the recipe.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  12. Oh my, I would just love to dive into this one. Looks really good.

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  13. Kelly, this is such a pretty cake. It turned out really beautiful - Bundt cakes are so much fun and this was the perfect addition to our CCC.:) Thanks for stopping by and visiting My Recipe.

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  14. I am just looking at all that wonderful frosting dripping off the side of that wonderful cake. I sure wish I had a slice! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen
    #7

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  15. That is one of my favorite cake recipes. Your bundt looks scrumptious!

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  16. I love bundt cakes! Yours looks delicious!
    Jen #79

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  17. This cake looks amazing! We'd love to have you share it on our link party!

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  18. Interesting post and thank you for sharing. There are things here that I have not thought before.Thanks to make such a cool post which is really very well written.will refer a lot of friends about this. Keep blogging.
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