Crowd Pleaser Chocolate Cake
Are you still trying to decide what to make for your Christmas Party or maybe a New Years Eve gathering. This is hands down the best chocolate cake ever! And even though it looks kind of fancy, it is really really easy.
Ingredients for the cake:
Box of Devils Food Chocolate Cake Mix
2 cups of sour Cream
1 box of instant chocolate pudding mix (I prefer the Hershey's)
1 pkg of Semi-Sweet chocolate chips (Ghirardelli brand is amazing)
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup water
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, coat your cake pans. (can be made in Bundt, 13 x 9, but I prefer to make mine in (2) 8" round pans)
Mix all of the ingredients together with a mixer (except the chocolate chips)
After ingredients are mixed well, fold in the bag of chocolate chips.
Pour into pans and bake 34 -38 mins
Cream Cheese Icing:
Mix 2 pkgs of cream cheese and 1/2 cup butter together until creamed, add 2 cups of powdered sugar, mix well. Add 1 tsp of vanilla.
For our Christmas Party I sliced the two rounds in half so I could layer with four . After Icing in between and all over, I chose to garnish with cranberries, next my 10 year old son, added fresh cedar around the plate for a final touch.
If you are needing it for New Years, just add some gold sprinkles and sparkler candles.
Original Recipe found on http://www.letsdishrecipes.com/, I just tweaked mine a little bit.
P.S. My top was also a hit...You can find it here https://www.themuddypearl.com/products/party-perfect-metallic-top
Happy Baking and Merry Christmas,