There is a co-worker of mine who makes a crazy good chocolate cake and brings it into work. One day last week, she and another nurse invited me to sit and enjoy a piece of it and chat. It was a delightful break in an otherwise stressful workweek. Its so moist and chocolate-y - I had to ask...
"Any chance you would share that chocolate cake recipe with me???"
Sure, it's a simple recipe.
one box chocolate cake mix
one small box instant pudding mix (I use chocolate, but could do other flavor)
one cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup coke/dr pepper, diet coke, whatever you have on hand
Mix all ingredients except coke until blended, then slowly add the coke to the batter. Beat 2 -3 min. on medium speed, then stir in half a bag of mini marshmallows. (I add these about half the time, turns out fine without them).
Recipe says to bake for 25 min at 350, but I usually go 30-35 because it just doesn't look done to me at 25 min.
So I made one this morning for my peeps to enjoy after dinner tonight - and I just HAD to taste test it. Except for adding a Coke Vanilla to the batter and some hot coffee to my icing, it tasted just like hers. I could add a little more chocolate to the icing next time...and I'm sure there will be a next time!
Happy September, everyone!