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Bon Appetit, Y'all

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cake

This cake is so easy one of the kids could make it. You can frost this with your favorite frosting if you like. I really like it simply dusted with powdered sugar and garnished with those big beautiful sweet strawberries that are coming in season now.

Chocolate Chip Cake
12-14 servings
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1 (18 1/4-ounce) yellow cake mix
1 (3-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding
1 (3-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 (6-ounce) package chocolate chips
Frosting, powdered sugar or strawberries (optional

Combine the cake mix and puddings in a large bowl; stir until mixed. Add the eggs, water and oil; blend well. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. Add the chocolate chips and stir, using a spoon. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour, or until tested with a toothpick. Cool before removing from pan. Ice or not, your choice, but I would do the strawberries.


  1. Love this recipe! I actually have a variation of it replacing the chocolate pudding with grated German chocolate. My recipe is called "Mystery Cake".

  2. Do you remember the Snack'n Cakes that were popular in the 70s Bev? This recipe reminds me of those. :)

  3. I'm going to get the boys started on this as soon as they get home!

  4. Nancy, I barely remember the 70's, but I do remember the Snackin' Cake.

  5. For those of you who want Edie's Mystery Cake, type in Lucy's Mystery Cake on the blog and get the recipe.

  6. My kind of recipe quick, easy, and chocolate! Thank you for sharing.

  7. My kids would like this. I make a choc chip pie that is almost like eating cookie dough.

  8. Oh my, will definitely make this one soon.


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