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Come-Home-to-Mama Chocolate Cake Recipe

Come-Home-to-Mama Chocolate Cake Recipe

You'll spend less than a half hour whipping up this cure-all cake that starts with a mix. Sour cream and chocolate pudding make it rich and moist, and chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate make it decadent comfort food at its finest.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 8-in. baking pans.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 38-43 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For frosting, in a microwave, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Let cool to room temperature, about 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, dissolve cocoa in boiling water; cool.
  • 4. In a large bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Add melted chocolate; beat on low speed until combined, scraping sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in cocoa mixture.
  • 5. Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 1-1/2 cups frosting. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 754 calories, 49 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 655 mg sodium, 75 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 9 g protein.