Sunday, January 8, 2012

Best Chocolate Cake and A Marvelous Mess #46 (And, Features!!)

I had a birthday party to go to and a cake requested....and I was running out of time to make it. So, I did some quick online research for the "Best Chocolate Cake" and found this:
No doubt about was the best chocolate cake I've ever made....or tasted!!!! I found it on the website Kevin and Amanda
I did a little outline in gel frosting of an old Chevy truck, as this was a cake for a mechanic with a passion for old Chevys....and my mom. :-)

Here is the recipe:
1 box devil’s food cake mix
1 small pkg Jello instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups mini chocolate chips

~Set the stove for 350 and mix all ingredients except for chocolate chips in a *large* bowl. Once it is thoroughly mixed, add the chocolate chips and place it in two greased 9 inch cake pans. 
It should bake for around 45 minutes, but check it at 30 and every 5 minutes or so after, remembering that the melted chips can trick you.

I made a simple frosting with a crisco base.... and decided against frosting the entire cake. This is a truly decadent cake and I didn't think we needed all that frosting. 

The cake isn't as sweet as it seems. The sour cream gives it that tanginess to balance out the chips. VERY moist and rich, thanks to the jello. Totally delicious!!

Now, on to my favorites from my last Marvelous Mess Party:

Resolve to Recycle from I Gotta Create. Such a great (and helpful) idea!!!

Cocoa Mousse from Talking Dollars and Cents. How about a little cup of hot cocoa and some cocoa mousse after your latest sledding adventure?

Algerian Cookies from Karima's Crafts. These look delish!!

The project I'm going to feature on my side bar is....

DIY Stable from Seven Sisters. Pretty awesome right? This Stable comes with a tutorial. Yeehaa!!!

Congrats to all of you and thanks for sharing such great ideas on my blog!!
For those of you I featured, here's a button for you to show off on your blog:


Now, lets get this party started!!

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  1. That cake sounds so good! I love adding pudding mix to the box cake mixes - makes them so deliciously moist :) Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thank you SO much for the feature!!! Recycle-Reuse-Repurpose: it's such a great cause <3 I'll be having fun repurposing in all kinds of unexpected ways this year to add to the projects of 2011! Happy New Year <3

  3. Hi! This cake looks delicious!!! Thank you for posting this! Yum!!!! Will have to try it soon!!! Best To you! Beth

  4. Oh so very delicious cake! The truck was adorable!

  5. Thanks for the feature of my cookies, have linked up again with my no sew fleece pillow this week. Karima

  6. Thanks for hosting! Stop by and try this delicious fennel honey!

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