Recipe for a Rainy Monday…

We are having a rainy Monday (which, by the way, is that not the WORST way to Monday?!?) here in Alabama. My family flies back to New England tomorrow, and while it is a bummer of a weather day, I have to say we have been so fortunate to have had mostly gorgeous and warm weather during our visit!

We have spent as much time as possible outdoors and even enjoyed wearing flip flops and shorts on a few really warm days. I hear the temps have been mild-ish (for the time of year) back home so I’m hoping our transition back will be manageable.

It’s honestly been a very different visit than we expected, obviously with the unexpected passing of my grandmother. And we also, unfortunately, have picked up a number of illness along the way (stomach bug, flu-like cold, fevers…) But we have really enjoyed our time home and one of the highlights has been food!

I always fly home with my pants a little more snug after a lengthy visit home and this trip is no different! In addition to the regular favorites we always have to hit up, there have been ridiculous amounts of delicious meals and desserts brought from church, neighbor and other family friends. We have been spoiled!

My grandmother was sort of famous for her chocolate chip cake and if you ever need to bring a meal to a family friend, let me just say that this cake will be gone before anything else! It is so deliciously moist (sorry, hate that word!) thanks to the sour cream and pudding and the icing is crazy good. So here you go, friends!

Meme’s Chocolate Chip Cake

Ingredients for Cake:

  • Yellow Cake Mix (use one that says “with butter”)
  • 1 6oz package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 3oz package of instant chocolate flavored pudding
  • 1 cup oil
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 T vanilla

 

Mix cake mix and instant pudding. Alternate eggs, oil and water, Add vanilla. Add sour cream and chocolate chips last. Bake at 325 in bundt or large loaf pan for 1 hr. Cool cake completely before Icing.

Ingredients for Icing:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 5 T butter
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 6 oz milk chocolate chips

Bring the first 3 ingredients above to a rolling boil for 1 minute, remove from heat and add 6 oz of milk chocolate chips.Β Beat ingredients until smooth.

Don’t be daunted by the ingredient list. This cake comes together quickly and deliciously every time. Also note that this icing is a great one to keep in mind for a variety of recipes. Top brownies or other store bought treats to give them a delicious homemade touch.

This cake is ALWAYS a hit. Let me know if you try it!

 

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