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    Darn Good Chocolate Cake With Martha's Icing

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    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr

    Chef likestocook's Note:

    This is from the cake doctor. There was another one posted that had changed it, but the first time I made this I couldn't think of any changes I would make. I got this recipe from Shelly who I taught kindergarten with and all of the chocolate lovers in our group were smiling when she brought this to our gatherings. I have baked this in the bundt pan and some of the icing goes into the hole giving each piece a little bit of fudge. I used my Lady Ann pan and put all of the icing in the indention making it decadent and impressive.

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    • 18 1/4 ounces devil's food cake mix or 18 1/4 ounces fudge cake mix
    • 4 ounces instant chocolate pudding mix
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • icing
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 5 tablespoons butter
    • 1/3 cup whole milk
    • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


    1. 1
      Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Lightly mist a 12 Bundt pan with PAM and dust with flour.
    3. 3
      Place cake mix, pudding, sour cream, water, oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
    4. 4
      Blend with electric beaters on low speed for 1 minute.
    5. 5
      Stop and scrape down bowl.
    6. 6
      Increase speed to medium and beat 2-3 minutes more.
    7. 7
      Fold in chips.
    8. 8
      Turn batter into prepared pan and bake 58-62 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed. It will also begin to pull away from the pan.
    9. 9
      Place on wire rack and cool for 20 minutes.
    10. 10
      I always kind of shake the pan to make sure that it is loosened before inverting onto a rack to cool for 20 more minutes.
    11. 11
      Meanwhile make icing.
    12. 12
      Place sugar, butter and milk in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
    13. 13
      Stir until it comes to a boil- about 3-4 minutes.
    14. 14
      Still stirring let mixture boil for 1 minute.
    15. 15
      Remove from heat.
    16. 16
      Stir in chips and stir until smooth.
    17. 17
      Pour and drizzle over bundt cake.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 14, 2014


      I've been using this recipe for years exactly as it is. I have made this in 2 loaf pans and baked for 45 - 50 minutes. The icing recipe covers one loaf cake, which is great as I usually freeze the second cake.

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    • on June 14, 2013


      I have been using this recipe for years and everyone loves it (although my husband is getting a little sick of it after over 10 years... someone else will request it and he would prefer some variety!). I do not ice it... it's totally unnecessary to add icing to this decadent cake. I dust the top with powder sugar... a very pretty touch. Sometimes I serve it with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.... or milk or ice cream.<br/><br/>I use 2 cups of chocolate chips as the parts with chocolate chips are the best!

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    • on November 22, 2010


      I agree with posting Cook, no reason to change this gem. lt is so moistl rarely use the icing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Darn Good Chocolate Cake With Martha's Icing

    Serving Size: 1 (253 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 479.8
    Calories from Fat 248
    Total Fat 27.6 g
    Saturated Fat 11.0 g
    Cholesterol 64.0 mg
    Sodium 432.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 59.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    Sugars 44.6 g
    Protein 5.2 g

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