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It’s all about the Meet-Up

This afternoon I had a visit from the delightful Scribbler family. They are wonderful. This was our third meeting, and I hope you are all duly covetous, despite the warnings in this week’s lectionary reading from Exodus. I do not own them, so we should have no theological troubles.

We ladies enjoyed some chocolate cake from a recipe I discovered one day at the Commenting Pixie Party. I wish to share it with you, since it is both easy and beyond fabulous.

If you give a piece to your children, they will persistently
beg for the cake to be made again. 

If you leave it at home while you go to work and your
children are at school, do not expect your spouse/partner to leave it, shall we
say, unattended.

I’ll be having another piece as soon as I post this.

Hat tip to Camera Obscura, by the way.

Apocalypse Chocolate Cake (or, The Cake to make you Forget all about the Avian Flu Pandemic that is surely about to come among us according to Phantom and others more knowledgable than I)

One Chocolate Fudge box cake mix
One 4-serving instant chocolate fudge pudding
8 oz sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Grease and flour a Bundt or tube pan. Yeah, the spray w/ flour works. (It
really does, and believe me, I wasn’t easy to convince.)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix everything but the chocolate chips on low for one minute or until
completely mixed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix on medium for 2 to 3
minutes until very smooth, scraping as necessary. Batter will be very thick.
Fold in chocolate chips by hand.

Pour (shovel) into the pan and bake for 45 – 50 minutes, or until top springs
back when touched lightly and sides are starting to pull away from the pan.
Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.

Run a sharp knife around the edges of the pan and either turn out onto a wire
rack to cool completely, or turn out onto a cake plate and slice yourself a
warm hunk to go w/ a big glass of milk.

7 thoughts on “It’s all about the Meet-Up”

  1. Thoughts of this chocolate cake sustained me throughout the evening!
    Well, that and two Lindt chocolates that the ever-thoughtful Mr. Blue brought me.
    Your cake was better, though.
    Thanks so much for hosting the Scribbler family! It was such a pleasure to see you again.
    Readers, I submit that you will never meet a more gracious host than Rev. Songbird. And Baby Blue is still chattering about Muh-Muh, the dog.

  2. Thankee, thankee. I must confess, that one is in The Cake Doctor cookbook, which is all about fixing up box mixes. Watch that one — it’s so thick it’ll climb the beaters if you aren’t careful.
    Her Red Velvet cake is to die for also; you’ll never accept boxed “Red Velvet” cake again. Although making your own cream cheese icing is a pain in the patoot…
    A cautionary note should you buy the book — she usually calls for getting a cake mix w/o pudding and adding your own. Not many brands come w/o pudding any more, and I’ve found her recipes too dry when I do that anyway. Ignore her, get your favorite brand of box mix to start.

  3. I am going to make this cake for our Acolyte training next Sunday, but first must make one for family to try out.
    Thanks Songbird. Keep the great recipes coming.

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