Friday, December 12, 2014

Triple Chocolate Bundt or Mini Bundt Cakes

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone AppMy friend "Annie" in Pennsylvania shared this recipe which she says is "a  rich, moist cake for chocolate lovers."  

I used my extra fancy mini bundt cake pan making individual cakes to share in holiday gift bags, and also freez several to have on hand at holiday dessert time.

These couldn't be easier for such chocolate decadence. She simply dusts with powdered sugar, but any glaze or topping sauce could be used at serving time. 

Note: Because I only had a box of instant pudding on hand, I used that with milk, and it turned out great, but Annie says, a box of cooked pudding makes an even moister cake. 

You can be creative with these: slice across, add berries or ice cream then put the top back on.  Or simply serve as is with a drizzled glaze on a dessert table or tray; or add sprinkled nuts to a chocolate or caramel topping.

I previously posted a yellow cake mix mini bundt recipe with variations.  I have a Nordic pan, which makes different patterns, but I've seen other brands and styles in stores at varying prices; or check thrift stores and pick up one or two of these pans at a bargain price.  

Wouldn't these cakes be fun for kids to make or be great at a bake sale!  Endless possibilities....

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Triple Chocolate Bundt or Mini Bundt Cakes
1 box chocolate cake mix 
2 eggs 
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OR 1 box chocolate instant pudding and 1- 3/4 cup of milk
1 (12 oz.) package chocolate chips 
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix eggs with cake mix (will be crumbly). If using cooked pudding, stir warmed pudding into cake mixture.  If using instant pudding, stir in pudding and milk. Mix until smooth.  

Then stir in chocolate chips until all is well blended.  Pour into a sprayed and floured 12-cup bundt pan and bake about 40-50 minutes until done; or divide and pour into sprayed mini bundt cake pan and bake about 30-35 minutes, filling each 1/2 to 3/4 full. Insert a toothpick to test if done, it should come out clean when inserted near the middle.

Let set 5 minutes then turn out of pan on rack to cool.   Can top with a glaze drizzled over the top, dust with powdered sugar or serve topped with a berry sauce. Makes one large bundt cake, or 12 mini bundt cakes.

Estimated Cost. $5.00 or less; .42 cents or less per serving.