i heart cake.

Sick of seeing dessert recipes yet? One thing you have to know about me, is that as much as I love cooking, baking and sweets is where my heart lies (in the kitchen, at least). I have a major sweet tooth. This decadent chocolate cake may just be my favorite cake recipe. period.

Indulgent Chocolate Cake
(healthified from this recipe)

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (OR a 1/3 cup milk, whichever you have on hand)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup fat-free sour cream
4 eggs
1/4 cup warm water
1-1.5 cups mini chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, applesauceORmilk, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into cupcake liners in a muffin tin.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake thoroughly before serving, dust the cake with powdered sugar, or top with this yummy cream cheese frosting:

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
*Cream together cream cheese and butter, add the vanilla, then slowly add the powdered sugar.

P.S. this recipe works with pretty much any cake mix and pudding mix combo! how awesome is that?

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