Saturday, April 7, 2012

Best Ever Chocolate Bundt Cake

I got this recipe from my dearest friend, Jenny. She made it last summer for a dinner party and it was THE BEST EVER chocolate bundt cake! I absolutely know this for a fact because my husband does not like chocolate (I know it's crazy, right?!). However, he ate the entire piece of cake on his plate and declared it was probably the best chocolate cake he'd ever had. WOOOHOOO! The bonus is how simple it is to make...
Best Ever Chocolate Bundt Cake
1 package Devils Food chocolate cake mix (or you could use a different chocolate cake mix if you like)
1 small (4 serving) package chocolate instant pudding mix
2 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil (I used canola)
1/2 cup Kahlua
1 1/2 cups sour cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Spray a bundt cake pan with cooking spray and dust with flour (or use Baker's Joy spray which already has the flour in it). Smooth the batter into the prepared pan (it's a thick batter) and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for about 15 minutes. Invert the cake onto a cake plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar. 

This cake is absolutely perfect simply dusted with powdered sugar. But if you're looking for an even more decadent chocolate experience, you can add this fudge frosting. Drizzle it over the cake and let it drip down the sides.

Fudge Frosting
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
4 tablespoons water
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the cocoa powder and water, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Blend the powdered sugar and vanilla in with an electric mixer. If the frosting is too thin, add a little extra powdered sugar. If it's too thick add a little milk to thin it.

Drizzle the frosting over the cake while the frosting is still a bit warm. Enjoy!

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