I am so happy to be posting today as a married woman! Jason and I were married on August 11, and are still on Cloud 9 from all of the love and celebrations that surrounded us last month.
I am not only happy to have a husband, but I am also happy about all of the Williams Sonoma wedding presents we have stacked up! Talk about a happy girl! We had so many duplicates of a few items, that I stopped by Williams Sonoma yesterday to make some returns. By the time I left, I had amassed such a large amount of store credit that I had purchased the kitchen item that I have been ogling for years! A KitchenAid stand mixer!
I have lovingly named her Lucy.
To break in my new gadget, I made a quick, easy, and oh-so-impressive triple chocolate bundt cake. The secret to a good bundt cake is to make it as dense and moist as you can. Therefore, I almost never make one without throwing a good ‘ol packet of Jello pudding mix into it! The four eggs, jello pudding, and sour cream in this recipe ensure that you will have a rich, decadent bundt cake ready in no time! This Cloud 9 cake is so chocolatey that it does not even need a glaze on top – just a few sprinkles of powdered sugar are enough.
This cake has helped keep me on Cloud 9 after my wedding while I adjust to the realities ahead of work and the changing seasons. Here’s how I did it!
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup of oil
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 package of chocolate cake mix
- 1 package of jello pudding mix
- 1 cup of milk chocolate chips
- powdered sugar, for dusting
This cake is so easy that it barely classifies as cooking! All you do is mix everything together and put it into a bundt cake pan. Lucy did a great job on her maiden mixing job- usually box mixes leave clumps of mix in the batter that are difficult to work with, but my stand mixer had this cake batter smooth and creamy in a matter of seconds.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and let it cool completely before trying to get it out of the pan. Putting it in the fridge will help.
Wow! I am on Cloud 9 just looking at it. The inside is perfectly moist and has the perfect chocolate balance – not too sweet, but not too bitter. It is just begging for a scoop of Blue Bell ice cream on top, and the chocolate chips provide tons of texture!
I made this cake while finishing a knitting project and researching my next one. I have decided on a little baby football coccoon– how cute is this? All of my friends who are having babies.. this might be coming your way soon I’m praying that JoAnn’s is open on Labor Day so I can get some brown and white yarn!
I die. Anyways, y’all are going to love this cake! It will put you on Cloud 9 just like being a newlywed. Enjoy y’all!