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
Pre-heat oven to 350. Spray bundt pan. Mix together cake mix, water, oil, eggs, sour cream, and pudding. Mix for 10 minutes. Then add half a bag of chocolate chips. Pour into bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
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!


13 comments

Ellen B Cookery said... @ July 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

This cake sure does look sinful ... Sinfully yummy!

Tracey N. said... @ July 3, 2012 at 9:08 PM

YUMMY and sounds so easy too!

Spencer said... @ July 4, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Looks delicious! I love a good chocolate cake and I would so love to try some of yours!

Food Handlers Certificate said... @ July 4, 2012 at 2:26 AM

It's sinful because you can't resist it. Definitely a great way to indulge in a chocolatey goodness. Thanks Sarah!

Tracy said... @ July 6, 2012 at 7:40 AM

I can't tell you how many times I made the Busy Day Chocolate cake since you posted it...now this one looks wonderful as well! Can't wait to try it.

Sarah said... @ July 8, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Ah, love it!! I'm glad I'm not the only chocoholic around here. The Busy Day Chocolate Cake is definitely one of my favorites from the past few months!

Sarah said... @ July 8, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Exactly! It was a bit of an issue having it in my kitchen, but not necessarily in a bad way!

Sarah said... @ July 8, 2012 at 10:11 PM

I hope you get the chance to make this one - it's fantastic!

Sarah said... @ July 8, 2012 at 10:13 PM

I always figure you can't go wrong using boxed mixes as a starter when you're short on time or ingredients. After all, the people behind Betty Crocker have spent millions perfecting these things!

Sarah said... @ July 8, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Looks and tastes! I wish I still had some around.

Danielle @ DaniCakes said... @ July 12, 2012 at 6:44 AM

First, this looks sooo good, and I think I am going to try it asap. Second, did you just move to DC? I just moved to DC! But right after that horrible storm... Anyway, I was just complaining to the BF the other night about how we need to stop moving because I hate having to figure out new stoves. Thought it was funny that you brought that up here!

Sarah said... @ July 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Thanks, Danielle! And yes I did! Looks like we're in the same boat with all sorts of things. Does DC ever do anything for food bloggers? It'd be great to have a big group meet up sometime!

Anonymous said... @ October 16, 2013 at 6:53 PM

What size box of chocolate pudding do you need? The smaller3.9 oz or larger one? Thank you!

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