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Double Chocolate Brownie Cake
February 12, 2012, 6:03 pm
Filed under: Desserts - Cakes | Tags: , , ,


I was looking for a quick and easy dessert recipe to take to a friends house for dinner. I located this recipe on I was a little unsure of how it would turn out, but it turned out to be a delicious, moist cake. Worked great! I expected some “chunks” from the chocolate chips, but they seemed to melt into the cake very well and there were very few chips left in the cake itself.


1 (18.25 oz) package devil’s food cake mix

1 (3.9 oz/113 g) package instant chocolate pudding mix

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup water

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/175 degree C. Grease and flour a10 inch Bundt pan. Have all ingredients at room temperature.

2. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the centre.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs to break up the yolks and mix. Add the sour cream, oil and water. Pour the egg mixture into the well of the cake/pudding mixture. Beat on low speed until blended.

4. Scrape bowl and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

6. If desired, add a glaze (see comments below).


First of all, as I was typing this recipe out I noticed the comment about having all ingredients at room temperature. I didn’t do this, so I’m not sure what difference it will make.

Second, when baking, be careful not to overcook. Because of the pudding and chocolate chips, this cake is pretty moist and the toothpick almost always comes out chocolatey. It makes it hard to estimate when it’s done. I left mine in for another 5 minutes, just to be sure (total: 65 minutes) and it turned out fine. You’ll have to take some care in figuring out whether the toothpick is “gooey” (undone) or just chocolatey.

Finally, the original recipe did not have a glaze mentioned. I melted appoximately 1 cup of white chocolate chips and drizzled/smeared them over the top of the cake. I thought it might be a bit overwhelming (I’m not a huge white chocolate fan), but it actually wasn’t as sweet as I expected.  Next time, I might be tempted to try either a quick icing sugar glaze or a chocolate glaze of some type.

Our Home Rating? 3/5 bites

Source: Blog – (posted by ECHOSZERO)


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