Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Birthday cake recipe needed...

The big 3-1 is coming up for David very soon, as in, in about 2 weeks. I'm working on a surprise for him. He LOVES surprises. =)

But the cake is not a surprise, so I can plead for your help in this forum. I'm looking for a really good chocolate cake recipe. Something decadent and rich and gooey and pretty and birthday cake lookingy. I realized that I don't have a chocolate birthday cake recipe in my arsenal. I have one that I like that doesn't include icing, but my man loves icing, so an iced cake it must be. If you could help me out with this one, please put your lovely recipe in the comments box!


Katie said...

This is the best chocolate cake recipe I've ever had - and I don't even care for chocolate cake. You must try it sometime even if you don't use it for the birthday. Here goes:

1 box yellow cake mix (regular size)
1 6oz box instant choc pudding mix
8 oz sour cream
4 eggs
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag of chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients, then fold in the choc chips. Grease a bundt pan and bake for one hour at 325

I always use cream cheese frosting with this but you could use any kind of light frosting.
(takes a good while for this to cool so give it plenty of time before you frost it)

Ellen said...

Thanks, Katie. I have the chocolate cake mix version of this recipe, and its fantastic. I LOVE it. I've never tried this one, though, and I haven't ever frosted it.