Thursday, March 20, 2008

We love this recipe...

I tweaked a recipe for a chocolate bundt cake (which is very good), and came up with something that my whole family RAVED about, which is really unusual. Eight people of various ages rarely agree on anything. I got major mom props for this and it's so easy (it uses mostly pre-packaged stuff), so I thought I'd share it with you...

See, this is what I've been reduced to. Our adoption is going nowhere, so my "adoption blog" is now nothing more than recipes. All that's left for me now is to throw in some cleaning hints. I may add in a few wise parenting tips I've learned over the years, like how to get a kid's head out from between the spindles of your mom's stair railing (freak out and cry first, yell at the kid, cry a little more, wonder how it could have gotten in there in the first place if it can't come out, call for kid's dad to come do something, dad then calmly saves the day, yell at kid repeatedly throughout the day for putting you through this and threaten that they better never do it again), but we'll just have to see.

Remember, you don't get a figure like mine without knowing a thing or two about good cake. This one is a keeper.

Chelle's Butterscotch Spice Cake

Beat together:
1 pkg. Spice cake mix
1 5.9 oz. pkg. instant vanilla (or butterscotch) pudding
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 c. warm water
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Stir in:
1-2 cups butterscotch chips (depending on your preference) I used one small (11 oz.?) pkg., but could have used a little more.

Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50-55 minutes. Let cool in pan completely before inverting onto a plate. Dust the top with sifted powdered sugar, or warm a can of cream cheese frosting in microwave and drizzle over the top as a glaze. So good!

If you switch the cake mix, pudding, and chips to all chocolate and omit the vanilla and cinnamon, you have the original chocolate bundt recipe I started with, which I found on allrecipes.com. I use a dark chocolate cake mix, and 2 cups mini chocolate chips when I make it. Dust it with powdered sugar. It's good!

I get a lot of good recipes off that site. Check it out.

2 comments:

char said...

It sounds good. I think I may try it. I'm not much of a cook, so I'll let you know.
As for the adoption front, I feel like it's going to work out for you. I don't know why, I just do. Hang in there. I totally don't understand God's timing with our adoption right now, but you know what? I don't have to understand. I only have to trust.

Christina said...

mmmmmm... that sounds really good!!

and I like your formula for getting a head out of a railing too! :-)