Friday, June 30, 2006

Chocolate Cake - Testing!

My son's birthday is coming soon and we're planning a party for him on one of the weekends. I found this particular recipe in my favourite website and thought I'd try it for the party - I'm thinking of trying it first this weekend though, just to be safe.

The ingredients says '1 package instant chocolate pudding mix' - I haven't a clue what that is. Is there such a thing here in the UK? This is an American recipe so I hope someone who's familiar with it and knows the corresponding UK product/alternative for it will tell me what it is so that I can try this recipe without spoiling it. Anyone? Anyone? No one?

Right. I've made up my mind that if I do not find anything that's called 'instant chocolate pudding mix' at the supermarket, I'm going to assume that that thing is similar to something I found at Tesco's called 'Chocolate Flavour delight - just add milk and whisk' - I already have that at home. I'm actually convinced it's the same thing but I can't be 100% sure, of course. What do you think?

You don't know either?

No matter. I will be brave and try this recipe using that Tesco product this weekend.

Wish me luck, people.

Chocolate Lovers' Favorite Cake

Original recipe yield: 1 - 10 inch Bundt cake.
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Ready In: 2 Hours


1 (510g) package devil's food cake mix
1 (110g) package instant chocolate pudding mix
2 cups sour cream
1 cup melted butter
5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups semisweet mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10 inch Bundt pan.

In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and pudding mix. Make a well in the center and pour in sour cream, melted butter, eggs and almond extract. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed. Blend in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.


Lena said...

How was the cake experiment? Did you have a great time celebrating your son's birthday?

Anonymous said...

omgosh that looks totally sinful! no wonder the word devil in one of the ingredients kot??

do tell how it turned out. in germany those pudding mixes are everywhere.. sounds like u got the right one if it says just add milk and whisk...

halwafy said...

Lena - yes, I had a great time celebrating my son's birthday, (thanks for asking) and the cake was very, very easy to make and tastes good too. You should give it a try!

Anonymous - thanks for that info - confirms my 'basic instincts' and what I found on the net.

Really appreciate your help.