Are you still looking for a winning dish to take to this Sunday’s Super Bowl party? If the answer is yes, I’ve got a Chocolate Chip Cake recipe that’ll score huge points with your crowd and is a surefire winner each and every time! I’ve been making this Chocolate Chip Cake for almost ten years now and I’m not at all exaggerating when I say this recipe is FOOLPROOF. Chocolaty and moist, with melted chocolate chips scattered throughout, this is exactly what a chocolate cake should taste like AND more!
So, how’s this Chocolate Chip Cake going to pair with other Super Bowl party fare? Perfectly! This cake is the perfect accompaniment to burgers, brats, barbeque, nachos, etc., and, it also pairs well with beer, bourbon, wine, and a variety of other beverages. Even better? Since you’re bringing a dessert, your Chocolate Chip Cake won’t get lost amongst all the other dips and appetizers and will be a welcome addition to the party as many people will overlook bringing something sweet. Let’s just say, you won’t be taking home any leftovers!
Now, when looking at the recipe below there are a few things to take note of. First of all, you’ll need to use a Bundt pan that’s well coated in a nonstick cooking spray (I like to use the Baker’s Joy Baking Spray that has flour in it). Secondly, be sure to thoroughly mix the dry ingredients together before adding in the wet ingredients (otherwise, you’ll end up with lumps). The cake batter does tend to get really thick and I’ve learned that it’s best to just mix everything together with a fork. And finally, yes, this recipe does call for boxed yellow cake mix. I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest fan of using a store bought cake mix, but, in this recipe, it just works! Seriously, after just one bite, you won’t care where the cake mix came from!
So, when serving this cake for this Sunday’s Super Bowl party, simply invert it onto a cake plate when cooled and sift confectioners’ sugar over the top. And, if you want to serve this later for a dinner party, it’s fantastic when topped with ripe raspberries and fresh whipped cream. No matter how you serve it, this Chocolate Chip Cake is a guaranteed winner that’s sure to score big amongst friends and family! Enjoy!
Chocolate Chip Cake
1 (2-layer) package yellow cake mix
1 (6 oz.) package chocolate instant pudding mix
2 cups sour cream
¾ cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour into a greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Cool in the pan on a wire rack, then cover with aluminum foil until ready to serve. To serve, invert onto a cake plate and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.
Variation: Substitute 1 cup of peanut butter chips for 1 cup of the chocolate chips
Recipe courtesy of At Your Service, Southern Recipes, Places and Traditions by the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties.