Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fudgy Chocolate Cake

My in-laws came to visit a few months back, and I made this cake as dessert one of the nights.  They just ranted and raved about it.  It's everything that a good chocolate cake should be.  The great thing about this cake is that it goes into a crock pot four and a half hours before you eat it.  The flavor is great, and it is so easy to make.  Do you see that shiny topping on the cake?  That is just like fudge, but it is just a little undercooked cake batter that gathers on the top of the cake as it cooks in the crock pot.  Plop some ice cream onto this bad boy, and you have a fancy pants dessert that took about 3 mintues to get ready.  This is perfect when you've got company and have a big dinner to get ready.  This is a no hassle, worry-free dessert. 
 Chocolate Fudgy Cake:
18 3/4 devil's Food Cake
3.9 oz pkg instant chocolate pudding mix
16 oz container sour cream
3/4 c oil
4 eggs
1 c water
6 oz chocolate chips
vanill ice cream

Beat 6 first ingredients on low in a mixer for 30 seconds.  Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes. 
 Pour the cake batter into a lightly greased 4 quart crock pot.  A couple other people made this in a bigger crock pot, and it still turned out.  I think it might take an hour less though. 

Stir in the chocolate chips. 
 Here is the finished before product.  Put the lid on and cook on low for 4 hours or until the edges are set and the center is soft.  Let it sit for 20-30 minutes without removing the lid.
 Here is a picture about an hour after it was done.  You can see the puddle of fudge in the middle. 
 Serve it up in bowls with a large scoop (or two, or three) of vanilla ice cream.  Let the moans and groans begin.  This cake is wonderful.

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