Friday, February 29, 2008

Favorite Ingredients Friday for February 29

Here is a favorite chocolate dessert that goes over well at a potluck or when you have guests in.


1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) cook & serve chocolate pudding mix
2 cups milk
1 pkg. (18 1/4 oz.) chocolate cake mix

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine pudding mix with milk in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cook, uncovered, for 6 to 8 minutes at 70% power, stirring at 2-minute intervals. (If you prefer, you may cook the pudding in a saucepan on the stovetop, but cooking it in a bowl in the microwave saves a step and a saucepan.)

Add the dry cake mix to the pudding and beat until well blended. Pour batter into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350ยบ for 30-35 minutes, until cake springs back when lightly touched and edges pull away from sides of pan. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack.

For sauce, in a heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate chips over low heat. Stir in evaporated milk and sugar until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 8 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.

Cut cake in squares; serve on dessert plates with warm sauce over cake. Ice cream or whipped cream are completely optional.

This came from a Country Woman magazine -- it was a prize-winner in one of their contests. This recipe is chocolate to the nth degree and is incredibly easy and delicious.

Photo from Taste of Home
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  1. Goodness, that sounds yummy!

  2. Double Chocolate is always yummy!

  3. Anonymous8:04 PM

    The fudge sauce and cake look simple to make but sound divinely delicious.
    My favorite ingredient - chocolate!

  4. This sounds amazing. Thanks!

  5. Oh my .... this must be a million calories of pure heaven! Ha! Sounds wonderful!

  6. This sounds so good. My son in law loves, loves, loves a good chocolate cake. I will make this for him soon.

  7. Hi ladies,

    So nice to see all of you here at my kitchen table!! Hope you get to try this dessert and that you and your families will all enjoy it.

    Thanks for stopping by!


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