So…theoretically, this is a blog about eating well, cooking things instead of buying them, avoiding preservatives and packaged foods and the like. I appreciate all of those ideas and adhere to them whenever possible.
However, anyone who knows me knows that, in addition to good nutrition, I’m a stickler for making my sister happy. Birthday presents, visits, random gifts. If I can do it and my sister wants it, chances are she’s gonna get it from me. Perhaps I spoil her. But she’s my baby sister…my only baby sister.
So when I asked “the baby” what she wanted for her 22nd birthday, she requested her “favorite” cake. Who am I to say no? I made cupcakes instead of the recipe-suggested Bundt cake, because everyone knows cupcakes are more fun (and easier for my sister to eat and share at college). However, Brian also needed something to bring to an event, so I made a cake for that too. This was the beautiful result:
Tell me that doesn’t look good.
So, why is this cake my sister’s favorite? Because it tastes amazing. Several college students say so. And even though it breaks a lot of my “rules” about what I should be eating, its nice to have the occasional treat (and I only had a couple cupcakes) Why is it now my go-to chocolate cake recipe? Because it’s amazingly easy to make, despite using packaged cake and pudding mix, plus 4 eggs and alcohol.
Need I say more?
Triple Chocolate Cake
1 package devil’s food cake mix
1 package instant chocolate pudding
1 cup sour cream
½ cup brewed coffee
½ cup dark rum
½ cup vegetable oil
2 cups chocolate chips
Beat all ingredients except chocolate chips together 2 minutes.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour into greased and floured 12 cup Bundt pan. (I told you it was easy!!!!)
Bake at 350° for 55-60 mins for bundt cake.
18-22 minutes for cupcakes.
Cool 10 mins. Remove from pan, cool on wire rack.
Emily Shoemaker says
I wish you had made this while we were roommates. I need to try this. My mouth is watering.
Patty Johnson says
These chocolate cupcakes look amazing! Do you frost them and if so, what do you recommend?
The cupcakes are pretty rich, so I just left them the way they were. I’m not really a big frosting fan so I’m not sure what would be best. But let me know if you try anything!
Pat Brunell says
Maybe just a dusting of powdered sugar.