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
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
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.