Made this cake for a friend this week and it was such a hit. Several friends have ask for the recipe when they saw the picture on FB so here it is. It is easy and so yummy. Also, a friend of mine told me the other day that she didn’t understand how my cupcakes were always so soft and moist. The secret is, keep them in the refrigerator (covered) until about an hour before serving them.
1 Duncan Hines Chocolate Fudge cake mix
1 small package instant vanilla or cheesecake flavored pudding mix
4 eggs at room temperature
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup oil
1 cup chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips. Beat on high for 2 minutes and then stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into greased and sugared bundt pan. (yes, I use sugar instead of flour for pound cakes, as it adds a nice crunchy texture to the outside of the cake)
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until cake tests done. I take it out when there is still little shine to the top of the cake. IT will continue to “bake” for a few minutes after removing from oven, so that way, the chocolate cake doesn’t get to dry.
When cool, turn upside down and remove the cake from the pan onto a serving platter.
Using a good brand of caramel ice cream topping, place about 1/2 cup of caramel in the microwave oven for about 12 seconds. Drizzle the caramel over the cake. Then when it has set for a few minutes, Drizzle some of the chocolate frosting glaze over the cake in-between the caramel drizzles. Sprinkle more chocolate chips if desired onto the top of the cake.
Any left over caramel and chelate frosting can be poured in to the center of the cake so that will give you more yumminess when you cut the slices to pour over each serving of cake.
1/4 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup whipping cream or milk (add gradually as you might not need all of this)
1 teas vanilla
Add all ingredients together and beat on high until no more lumps from the powdered sugar remain. Add the whipping cream or milk gradually until texture is a good consistency to drizzle over the cake. If desired, you can put into microwave after you have mixed all ingredients together, for about 10 seconds to thin and make it easier to drizzle over and downs the sides of the cake.