Chocolate Pudding Cake

I made this for a dessert challenge, and I’m so glad that I did because this turned out to be a really good cake. Those that know me, know I am baking challenged, so the end results made me extremely happy…. not to mention bonus points for not burning anything in the process. I can not take full credit for this recipe, I got it from one of the great blogs that I follow On Sutton Place. This cake is so easy to put together and with only a few ingredients. The chocolate pudding makes the cake so moist and light. The only thing I might add next time, is to mix the chocolate chips into the batter instead of just putting them on top. But either way, this cake was a hit.

Here’s what you need:

*1 box of chocolate cake mix; this is what I used, but you can use any brand you choose.

*5 snack chocolate pudding cups

*2 eggs

*1/3 C. sugar

*1 C. semi sweet or regular chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°.

Spray a 9×13 baking dish with no stick spray or Baker’s Joy; set aside.

In a large, mixer proof bowl, pour in the cake mix.

Add the eggs and the chocolate pudding.

With a hand mixer, carefully blend the mixture together.

I say carefully because the cake mix will travel. I start out with the setting on low until everything starts to incorporate, then turn it up to about medium.

Keep mixing until cake mixture is well blended.

Pour the batter into prepared baking dish; the batter will be thick. Spread evenly over the bottom and making sure it touches the sides of the dish.

Sprinkle on the sugar all over the top of the batter.

Then add the chocolate chips on top.

Bake for about 35 minutes.

Not only is this cake great by itself, but it is very tasty in a parfait.

Chocolate Pudding Cake and Vanilla Ice Cream Parfait

In a tall glass pour in a thin layer of chocolate syrup, then add a small piece of the chocolate pudding cake on top of the syrup. On top of the cake add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, repeat layer one more time ending with the ice cream. Top the ice cream with a sprinkle of chocolate chips.