This week I decided to make two recipes for Mennonite Monday since I have skipped few weeks. This week my sweet tooth won and I decided to make Fast Fixin' Chocolate Cake (pg 47W) and Fudge Frosting (pg 58W). This recipe is amazingly easy and is the perfect way to dress up a box cake mix.
Fast Fixin' Chocolate Cake
1 pkg Devil's Food Cake Deluxe
1/4 cup oil
1 1/4 cup water
1 sm pkg instant chocolate pudding
1 cup chocolate chips
Pour oil in bottom of 9x13 pan. Tilt pan until oil covers bottom. Add remaining ingredients in pan and stir with fork until blended. Bake 35-45 minutes at 350*.
Covering the pan with the oil. There was a lot of extra oil in the pan but it mixed right into the batter.
Throw all of the ingredient into thee 9x13 pan.
Mix with a fork.
The batter was not completely smooth, but that didn't seem to matter.
The final product. While it looks good, I decided it would be good to add some frosting.
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 sq chocolate or 3 Tbl cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Mix together all ingredients except vanilla. Bring to a boil, stirring, and start counting 1 minute after mixture comes to a boil. Let stand a few minutes and eat with spoon until thick and cool. Add vanilla and spread on cake, enough for a 9x13 pan. Double the recipe for layer cake and count 2 minutes.
I used cocoa instead of a chocolate square.
Everything mixed together waiting to boil.
Starting to boil. I started counting my 1 minute at this point, but I could have waited a little longer.
This is was when the entire pot was boiling.
After the vanilla is mixed in. I stirred on and off for the net 10-15 minutes while the fudge cooled.
This was not overly thick, but it was easy to tell when it began to get thicker.
Pouring the fudge sauce on the cake.