Chocolate chocolate chip cake

Chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate frosting!

Today’s dessert from my chief recipe requester-taste tester, Rob, is a chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate frosting. You can use any flavour chocolate cake mix (I used devil’s food today). Remember to preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking.

Chocolate chips make everything better!
  • Ingredients
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 3.4 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt (or sour cream, fat free or lowfat is fine)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp chocolate extract (or vanilla)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Directions – Preheat oven to 350 for 20 minutes. Spray a bunch pan with baking spray. Combine cake mix and pudding mix. Blend in yogurt, extract, eggs, oil and water. Fold in chips. Mixture will be thick. Spread evenly in pan. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few crumbs. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Invert onto cake plate. Cool completely.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 -2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Directions – blend cocoa, vanilla and butter. Mix in powdered sugar, then heavy cream. You can add more powdered sugar or heavy cream to get the consistency you want. Frost cake. Store in covered container.

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Hostess cupcakes (complete with the squiggle!)

Hostess cupcakes with marshmallow fluff filling, chocolate frosting and a squiggle!

These dear friends are hostess cupcakes, complete with the fluff filling and magical squiggle. I made these using a chocolate cake mix, but I fancied it up a bit, using an instant pudding mix, fat free Greek yogurt, along with water, oil and eggs. If you don’t have Greek yogurt, you can always use sour cream. My squiggle isn’t so much a squiggle, but a blob of a line. ☺. You can use whatever cake flavor you want, but just use a corresponding flavor pudding mix. I used jumbo cupcake liners here too! a reminder to preheat your oven to 350 degrees before baking.

  • Cupcake ingredients
  • 1 cake mix
  • 3.4 oz instant pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Cupcake Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a jumbo cupcake pan with jumbo cupcake liners. In a bowl combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, eggs and water. Blend in Greek yogurt, then chocolate chips. Scoop put 1/2 cups of batter into each cupcake liner. Bake 13 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely

  • Filling ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • Milk

Filling Directions – combine butter, fluff and powdered sugar. Add milk, a tsp at a time, if you want to thin it out a bit.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbs milk

Frosting Directions – combine all ingredients

  • Squiggle ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 tsp milk

Squiggle Directions – blend well. Put in a small Ziploc baggie and cut off a small corner

Cut out a cone from the cup of each cupcake.

Set cone aside.

Fill the hole with fluff filling.

Replace cone, gently pushing in.

Frost.

Top with squiggle.

Store in covered container.