Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fit For a Hero Chocolate Cake

A member of the single's ward made this amazing cake for the luncheon after Clark's funeral. I don't think that one person who tasted it didn't rave about how moist, rich, and delicious it was. My mom said, "Lucky is the man who marries the woman who made this cake!" We did our digging and got the recipe. It is now a go-to favorite amongst our family. Clark became a hero to many during his illness and this cake is nothing short of being fit for a hero.
  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix (I used SuperMoist's Triple Chocolate Fudge, but any chocolate kind with pudding in it works - the fudge is definitely better than Devil's Food, promise!)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 oz. chocolate chips (3/4 cup)
Mix together everything but chocolate chips (easy, no?) - I followed the box's recommendation of 30 seconds on low and then 2 minutes on medium. Then mix in the chocolate chips.

Pour into a well-greased (with shortening - NOT oil), well-floured bundt pan. I can't stress this enough! The greasing and flouring are essential for the cake to not stick, so be thorough.

Bake at 350* F. for 40-45 minutes.

When the cake has cooled , drizzle with chocolate glaze, which is made by combining:
  • 3 Tbsp. butter (you can melt it; I just used softened butter and then zapped the whole glaze for 25 seconds to make it pourable)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. hot water
  • 6 Tbsp. cocoa
I recommend serving along with some vanilla ice cream.

4 comments:

The Markerts said...

Good timing for a new recipe, with Thanksgiving right around the corner! I still think of & pray for your family often...you'll remain in my prayers over the holiday season.

Andrea said...

YUM! Thanks for the great new recipe. Will for sure use it hopefully soon. :)

Carol Schoeck said...

We celebrated Nick's 13th birthday last night and things had been so crazy busy over the weekend with football games, a play at the high school, church, and youth group, that I didn't get a cake baked. I went to work feeling guilty for getting Nick a store bought cake. Then I remembered the cake you put up on Super Clark and thought "that looks pretty easy and quick and I have everything but the cake mix at home"... so I left work one hour early, picked up the cake mix and the proof is in the picture. Nick got a cake fit for a hero. This is a recipe that is definitely going in my keeper file!

Anonymous said...

Made our "Super Clark" cake last night with the kids & enjoyed it today at a baby shower. It was yummy; I will think of Clark & all the Kimble family every time I make it! We'll never forget! ~ Susie