I know, I know. Chocolate again. I just can’t help it. There have been birthdays and stuff that have just required chocolate. (Not that I really need a reason, but it helps ease the guilt.) Week before last, I volunteered (yes, volunteered. I should know better.) to make dessert for a church fundraiser/dinner. I had all kinds of fabulous ideas floating around on Pinterest in my head that I wanted to try out. Last week rolls around, and it’s time to make the dessert. And guess what….sick kid. Like 104 fever, coughing his guts out sick. So, I stay home doctoring him for a couple of days and realize it’s getting worse instead of better, so we make a trip to the doctor. Of course this happens to be the day I’m supposed to make the dessert. We go to the doctor, Mr. Three has an ear infection, we go to the pharmacy….yada, yada. So, by the time I get home to make said dessert, I don’t have a lot of time. Nothin’ fancy is going to be happenin’ in my kitchen.
Thank goodness I had some quick and easy recipes pinned! Like this ‘Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake‘ by Eat, Live, Run. It looked super delicious, but only required 4 ingredients. Holla! I was all over it.
This is all you need, plus milk.
And you end up with this….
Total crowd pleaser!
I SO wanted to try it before I sent it to church, but (one) that would be tacky, and (two)….well, I don’t have a second thing. It would just be downright tacky, and my mama taught me better than that 😉
However, I was nervous about sending something out the door without having been ‘taste tested’. The batter was delicious, but that is all I could vouch for. Anyways…sick kid, no time, no choice!
Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake
(‘dump’ cake is such a Southern thing I think. Who wants to eat something chocolate with ‘dump’ in the title?!) Well, me, apparently.
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 small box of chocolate instant pudding (I used the sugar free/fat free)
1 3/4 cups skim milk*
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (I used semi sweet)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix your pudding with the milk. *The original recipe said to prepare the pudding with the milk according to package directions. My package said 1 3/4 cup milk for pie, and 2 cups for pudding. Her directions called for 1 1/2 cups. So…I just went with the 1 3/4 cup amount. She used regular instant pudding, not sf/ff, so her box might have called for a different amount. After mixing your pudding and milk, stir in your chocolate cake mix. Just the dry mix, do not add anything to it. The batter will be very thick. (Like very thick frosting!). It’s okay, just go with it. Spread it into a greased 9×13 baking pan and scatter the chocolate chips on top. Bake for 30 minutes, until the edges start pulling away from the pan. My oven cooks hot, so I only cooked mine for about 25 minutes.
Looks good right? I told my children they must taste it and let me know how it was!
Verdict? The kids said it was fantastic. I was told it was the 1st dessert to run out. Others were talking about it afterwards….sooo, I’m calling this one a keeper, even though I haven’t actually tasted it! But with all that chocolate, how can you go wrong?! You could also change this up and use different flavors of cake mix and pudding, and different chips. Lots of possibilities, and it’s easy! What would your favorite combination be? I’d love more ideas!
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