If you are looking for a delicious chocolate cake, look no further. My good friend Mindy gave me this recipe after I tasted her cake a couple months ago. I LOVE chocolate and this is the chocolate lovers dream!
Made with chocolate pudding mix, it is so incredibly moist! The chocolate chips that are added melt in your mouth with every bite. This recipe makes great cupcakes too!
I decided to make them as Christmas gifts for those that have everything! Thought you might want the recipe too so you can share with those that you love this Christmas season.
Chocolate Chip Cake
1 box yellow cake mix
2 small boxes instant chocolate pudding
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz. chocolate chips (I use the whole 12 oz bag)
White chocolate bark
Mix dry ingredients. Add eggs, oil, water and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased & flowered 10" bundt cake pan. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes. Cool completely on rack. Melt white chocolate bark and drizzle over cake to your liking.
I made 8 of these and had such fun. It was a great time with my teenage girls too. My kitchen was an absolute MESS and we had chocolate all over us by the end of the day. Good times.
Of course, the gift wrapping has to look just as beautiful as the gift itself. It's all about the packaging! I found these fun, sparkly hat boxes and decided these would protect the cakes from getting squished during transportation.
I'd love to receive one of these boxes to store Christmas ornaments or other holiday items.
I placed each cake on one of these cardboard cake plates. Hobby Lobby carries these items.
Wrapped them in clear wrap.
Placed the cake in the box and filled with sparkly tissue paper.
Each box was tied with a bow and is now ready to deliver.
Wire ribbon is a life saver and makes any bow look fabulous.
Ruthie's Tip of the day: USE THE ABOVE baking spray when making your bundt cakes. Not one of my cakes stuck to the pan! Wonderful product - has the flour in the mix so nothing sticks.
Also, if you want to save time, powdered sugar is a quick and easy way to make the cake look fabulous without having to hassle with the white chocolate.
I added crushed candy cane to some of my cakes too. Drizzle with white chocolate and then immediately add the crushed candy cane for those that love a minty chocolate taste.
Adding a beautiful red, white or gold poinsetta to the middle of the cake is a gorgeous way to add a touch of Christmas Joy!
Be inspired, bake, wrap, eat
and make something beautiful to share with those you love!
My family says I've been doing "false advertising" with all the smells in our home so I'm off to make us one of these delicious cakes.