It's always tricky getting used to a new kitchen. At this phase in my life I've had to go through this process multiple times. I figure out the oven variations, get all my baking stuff sorted out, then have to move again. Such is the life of a 22 year old. Or just this 22 year old. I wish I had counted how many boxes I had labeled kitchen when I moved in last week. It was definitely upwards of 10. To put that in perspective I only had three boxes labeled bedroom and one box labeled living room.
After spending a week subsisting on pasta, bagels and cereal I had to bring chocolate back into my life (other than chocolate froyo). I know I have about 15 different chocolate cake recipes on my blog. I just can't stop bookmarking them. There are very few times in the day when I'm not craving chocolate, so I never look at pictures and think, "I would never make that." It's hard enough to resist dropping everything to make something right then and there.
This cake is the first thing I've made in my new kitchen. I decided I'd make the cake, bring it to work, and give the rest to my brother and his roommates. If you missed the news, DC had quite the storm the other night. The internet has been down in my office all week, so everybody has had to work from home. In addition to that, my brother has been too "busy" to stop by. Let me just say, it's a dangerous thing to have this entire thing sitting around my house. I've had a piece with breakfast both mornings. I'm ashamed, so let's not get into that. All you need to know is that this cake is rich, chocolatey, moist and flavorful. It's also made with boxed cake and pudding mix. Who doesn't love a good shortcut?
Sinful Chocolate Cake
Recipe from Becky's Recipes
- 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
- 1/2 Cup water
- 1/2 Cup oil
- 4 eggs
- 1 Cup sour cream
- 1 box instant chocolate pudding
- 1 16 oz. bag chocolate chips
- 1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
For ganache topping, heat whipping cream just until boiling. Take off heat and add the rest of the chocolate chips. Stir until smooth. Pour over cake. ENJOY!