Originally Posted by Peridot
I have used the DARN GOOD CHOCOLATE CAKE recipe time and time again and have had every single cake come out perfect. Everyone that has tasted my chocolate cakes love this recipe. I use Duncan Hines Dark Fudge Chocolate Cake Mix and the Jell-o brand dark chocolate fudge instant pudding if I can find it. Otherwise I use the regular chocolate flavor.
The cake is moist and is a nice dark chocolate and is excellent. I also use the Wal-Mart brand sour cream - find that to be just as good if not better than the well known expensive brands. It is nice and thick and creamy and is cheap!!
I do not use the chocolate chips as I prefer the cake without. However, I have made it with choc chips but find it difficult to trim the sides of the cake if I need to do that when decorating as the chips become hard and they break up the sides of the cake. Also the cake is a lot heavier with the chips in it.
Thanks sooo much Peridot. you have definitely made it more comfortable for me to try this recipe..if i could ge a few more confirmations on how good this recipe is i wll be so greatful. You said that adding the chocolate chips makes the cake heavy, does it change the texure of the cake?the customer specifically asked for the cake to have a similar taste to brownies. will this recipe do it?