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Happy National Chocolate Cake Day!
By Jennifer Whipple
1/27/2015 10:04:00 AM
In celebration of National Chocolate Cake Day, here's an oh-so-chocalately recipe!

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Ultra-Chocolately Cake


1 package chocolate cake mix
1 package chocolate instant pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup canola oil
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips (mini chocolate chips are best)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients with the exception of the chocolate chips (batter will be thick)
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips
  4. Pour batter into two 9-inch cake pans (or cake pan of choice)
  5. Back according to directions on cake mix package plus an additional ten minutes
  6. Test for doneness with a toothpick; keep checking after five minutes if not baked through
  7. Allow to cool thoroughly before frosting

Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


1½ cups butter (3 sticks), softened
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
5 cups confectioner’s sugar
½ cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon espresso powder


  1. In a large bowl, add cocoa and whisk through to remove all lumps
  2. Add butter and cream together until well-combined
  3. Add sugar and milk to cocoa mixture a little at a time, blending well on a high speed
  4. Add vanilla extract and espresso powder and blend well
  5. If frosting appears too dry, add more milk (a tablespoon at a time) until it reaches the right consistency; if it appears to wet or does not hold its form, add more confectioner’s sugar (a tablespoon at a time) until it reaches the right consistency

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