Meg’s Cooking Corner

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cook up some Love: Part 1

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, bake up some homemade love for your sweethearts. Next week I'll post a special dinner menu. But first things first, DESSERT! Now I love chocolate as much as the next girl, but I usually choose a different dessert over chocolate cake. Well, no more! This chocolate bundt cake is fantastic and I love how beautiful it looks with its thick frosting poured over the top. And the best part is that it's a cinch to make since it starts with a cake mix. Thankfully no one was around to see me frantically licking all the frosting off the bowl and mixers! This recipe is from the Sisters' Cafe cooking blog. I will be making this again on Valentine's Day for all the special boys in my life.

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And check out Favorite Ingredient Friday for more great chocolate Valentine's Day recipes!

Super Moist Chocolate Bundt Cake

1 devil's food cake mix
1 (4 serving size) instant chocolate pudding mix
4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a large mixing bowl. Blend with electric mixer for 1 minute. Stir down the sides and continue to mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake 45-50 minutes at 350. Cool for 20 minutes. Invert onto serving platter.

Frosting:

1/2 cup (8 Tbsp) butter (not margarine)
4 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/3 cup evaporated milk
4 cups powdered sugar

Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Whisk in cocoa and milk. Bring mixture just to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Beat in powdered sugar with electric mixer until thickened and smooth. Pour warm frosting over warm cake.