Monday, January 17, 2011

The Best Chocolate Cake in the Whole World!

Ladies and gentlemen, do I have a recipe to share with you!  I've been holding onto this recipe for years...just waiting for the right time to make it.  Last week, we were having friends over for dinner and I needed a dessert to make.  While looking through the cabinets, I stumbled upon my Bundt pan and I knew, it was time to make this cake.  Holy moley, I don't know why I waited so long to make it, but boy, am I glad that I did!!
This cake is the most chocolaty cake I've ever had in my life.  And I am absolutely, 100% in love with it.  Not only is it chocolate cake, but it's got chocolate pudding mix and chocolate chips inside, and it's covered with chocolate glaze.  Oh yea!  What's not to love about that?  This cake is wonderful at room temperature, but for more decadence, put it in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Oh.  My.  Gosh.  It's Heaven, I tell you.  Pure Heaven.  Even Jeremy, who isn't a fan of cake, said, "This is amazzzing!"  Plus, when I told him that I was going to make us one every week, he gladly said, "Sounds good to me!"  Make this cake now.  You will not regret it (though your hips just might!).



  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 -3 tablespoons hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 350°, grease and flour bundt pan, set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix and chocolate chips.
  3. In another bowl, combine water, eggs, and vanilla mixing well.
  4. Add egg mixture to dry mixture and mix with spoon until just blended.
  5. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until cake tests done when wooden pick in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool 15 to 20 minutes before removing cake from pan.
  7. For Chocolate Glaze: Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix with spoon until smooth.
  8. When completely cool, drizzle cake with Chocolate Glaze.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I'm Baaaack! With Rocky Road Candy

Hello friends!  Since it's been awhile since my last post, I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I apologize for disappearing for a few months, but it just needed a break from blogging about my cooking.  I still cooked and I still took pictures, but for some reason, they just didn't magically blog themselves.  Bummer, right?  Anyway, I'm back with recipes to share, so let's get to it!
When I was a kid, my mom would make Rocky Road Candy every Christmas, as gifts for people, and they would rave about!  Now that I'm a "grown up," I make it for friends during the holidays too and it is something that I look forward to it all year long.  Not only is it chocolaty and delicious, but it is ridiculously easy!  No joke, there are only 4 ingredients and it takes less than 8 minutes to make.  Besides all that, what I love the most about this is the butterscotch chips!  You don't suspect them to be in there, but then you bite into the candy and get that yummy butterscotch flavor in the background.  Mmmm!  I highly recommend that you make this candy, whether it's Christmas time or not.








All cut up and ready to be eaten!

Rocky Road Candy by Mom


  • 1 bag of chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup of chunky peanut butter
  • 2 cups of marshmallows
  • Anything else that will make your candy "rockier": raisins, nuts, craisins, etc.
  1. Put chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a microwavable bowl.  Melt on high for about 3 minutes, until smooth.
  2. Stir in marshmallows.
  3. Pour into a greased 11 x 8 pan and refrigerate for a few hours or even overnight, until hard.
  4. Cut into 1 inch squares and store in the refrigerator until ready to give away or eat.