I had this cake for the first time about 3 years ago. It was some holiday. Maybe Thanksgiving or Christmas in January. We were at my sister’s house and she brought out this heavenly looking cake. Chocolate. With more chocolate. And what look like chocolate bits. I love chocolate bits.
I took a piece. And it was grand. The best damn chocolate cake ever. I immediately asked my sister where the hell she got it, because there was no way she made it. Her mother-in-law she said. I told her that she must get me the recipe.
3 years later...at my bridal shower, I got it! (my mom sent out recipe cards with the invitations and my sister’s mother-in-law put down The Best Damn Chocolate Cake Ever. Or what she refers to as: Chocolate Sour Cream Cake (clearly though, The Best Damn Chocolate Cake Ever, fits better).
And today, I share…
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup (1/2 pint) sour cream
1 package instant chocolate pudding
1 package intant chocolate cake mix
9 oz. chocolate chips (bits!) semi-sweet
Pre-heat oven to 350 degreess.
In large mixing bowl add eggs, water oil and sour cream. Beat well. Add instant chocolate pudding package and continue to beat. Then add package of chocolate cake mix. Continue to beat until smooth.
Fold in bits. Pour into greased bundt or tube pan. (May I recommend the lovely stone?) and bake for 55-60 minutes. Cool thoroughly before removing from baking dish.
Serve with warm chocolate and raspberry sauce. or simply sprinkle with powdered sugar.
[insert Homer Simpson drooling noise]
It took me 3 years to get this recipe. Even though I asked for it every single time I saw my sister. But it was so worth the wait.