Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Heap of Trouble Chocolate Cake

Well, today just happens to be Connor's birthday. 13, yes all 3 boys are now teenagers. So, what kind of cake does a 13 year old want? His response, "You're not going to have a store bought cake are you?" Well, what kind DO you want? "A homemade fudgy chocolate one with chocolate chips in it. Oh, and coconut".

Well, since I'm in a heap of trouble with our 3rd teenage boy, I suppose the name says it all. It's a touch more time consuming than just an average cake, but I figure hey it's for a great kid who is very close to my heart. And I am delighted since he asked me to make him a homemade cake, but that has nothing on the delight he'll be filled with, when he eats a slice of this decadent chocolate cake topped with a chocolate cream cheese frosting and coconut!

Heap of Trouble Chocolate Cake

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package triple chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 sm package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your pan. (I used 3 disposable small cake pans to make a 3 layer cake.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, milk, applesauce, water and eggs. Beat for 4 minutes pour in your cake pan.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips over cake. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake springs back when you touch it.
Tip 1: I use applesauce to cut the fat. It doesn't add any flavor to the cake, but it does keep it moist. It's a 1 to 1 ratio, so if you must use oil 1/2 cup of oil=1/2 cup of applesauce ,etc.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 C butter (1/2 stick) at room temperature
  • 3 C sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  1. Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Mix in cocoa powder.
  3. Mix in powdered sugar, one cup at a time.


Scrapping Julie said...

man that sure looks good!!

Elle Girl said...

It turned out incredible and I've gotten rave reviews from the family and my coworkers. It's super easy to make! And you can cut so much fat and calories by altering your ingredients! Let me know if you make this one!