Chocolate Chip Pudding Cake

Saturday, December 13, 2008

This simple cake is one of our favorite desserts. No icing is needed because they are full of milk chocolate chips! This is first on our list of holiday foods and snacks to take on vacations. It’s our comfort dessert that we make just for us and devour immediately. We made cupcakes this week because this was the first week in a longtime that we were all home together (aside from the evening we had to go buy a new dishwasher). We watched The Dark Knight and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian while snacking on these cupcakes; Abbott’s commentary about The Joker was hilarious!

A box of yellow cake mix (and the eggs, oil, etc. to make it)
1 package of instant pudding (vanilla if you want the cake yellow or chocolate if you want the cake brown, you don’t really notice a flavor difference)
1 package of milk chocolate chips

Mix the cake according to the directions on the box and stir in the instant pudding powder. Fold in the chocolate chips and cook according to the cake box!


Liz said...

That looks really good!

It sounds like you're as busy running around as most of us are, but like to cook, etc. (I do, too -- we have meals together most nights, home-cooked ones, that is.) Anyway, so quick and easy cookbooks are a Godsend. My new favorite, "Cooking with All Things Trader Joe's,features products from Trader Joe's, so if you have a store near you this one is definitely a keeper. Every meal I've made has been delicious -- and the recipes are flexible too. One of my kids is vegetarian, and the recipes have vegetarian suggestions and substitutions, which is handy when she's home from school. In fact, I'm giving her this cookbook for christmas, for her apartment next year.