Monday, November 19, 2007

The best Chocolate Cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought that with the holidays coming I would post this recipe for, what I think, is the best chocolate cake. I just love to bake and have tried a lot of chocolate cake recipes but for the past few years this is the one that I always go back to. It just hits the spot! Not to gooey, just nice and moist. Not too chocolaty (believe it or not), but almost refreshing. If you like amaretto then you will love the hint it gives this cake. If you make it, please let me know what you think!

Chocolate Amaretto Cake

1 package plain devils food cake mix

1 package (3.9oz) chocolate instant pudding

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 cup sour cream

4 large eggs

4 tablespoons amaretto (almond liqueur)

1 teaspoon pure almond extract

1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup regular semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting

1. Place rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 12 cup bundt pan with spray, then dust with flour. Shake out the excess. Set pan aside.

2. Place cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil, sour cream, eggs, amaretto, and almond extract in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides. Increase the speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping the sides down again, if needed. The batter should look thick and well combined. Fold in the chips, making sure they are well distributed. Pour the batter into the pan, smooth it out. Place in the oven.

3. Bake 53-56 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and place it on wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Run a sharp knife around the edge, invert and cool on a wire rack 20 minutes more.

4. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and enjoy!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

That looks yummy! I think that would be perfect for my Christmas celebration.. Michelle