Well, it wouldn’t be birthday week without an amazing cake recipe, would it? I have been a chocolate lover for as long as I can remember, and I can tell you exactly where that love came from… my Dad! As far as he is concerned, there is no other cake flavor. I grew up eating this cake on my Dad’s birthday and other special occasions and it is the most moist and decadent little slice of heaven you will ever partake of. Be warned, this cake is not for the faint of heart (hence the name)! Real chocolate lovers only, please. Also, I should mention that there has never been an easier cake to throw together in the history of the universe! Amen.
-1 package devils food cake
-1 small package instant chocolate pudding (generic works great)
-1/2 cup water
-1/2 cup oil
-1 cup sour cream
-1 11.5 oz. package chocolate chips (I love the Guittard brand, they are a bit bigger than regular chocolate chips and are an absolute dream to bite into!)
-chocolate syrup and powdered sugar to garnish
First off I have to say, if you have never baked a cake with sour cream before, you have officially struck the gold mine in this post! You will never go back. It is moist, delicious, and your kids will never guess it’s in there!
Okay, here we go! Combine your first 6 ingredients and whisk until there are no dry clumps! Add in your chocolate chips and pour batter into a greased bunt pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes. When cake is done, a toothpick or fork will come out mostly clean. Leave in pan until completely cooled. After plating cake, drizzle with chocolate syrup and a dash of powdered sugar to garnish!
p.s. If you missed the first few days of birthday week, be sure to check out these adorable party animals, and enter the albion fit giveaway! Or, check out last years birthday week posts: how to celebrate birthdays on a budget, easy way to decorate a birthday cake + favorite recipe, birthday party in a box, and 12 adorable birthday DIY’s!
p.s.s. Stay tuned for another awesome giveaway later today!