When Drew and I got married, my grandmother gave me a SLEW of Betty Crocker cookbooks and cookware. SUCH a great gift. One of the cookbooks I use the most is called "The Ultimate Cake Mix Cookbook." All of the recipes have a base of boxed cake mix. They are SO easy to throw together last minute, but the desserts are ALL to die for. Today I baked "Triple Fudge Cake" and decided it was good enough to share to the blog world.
Triple Fudge Cake
1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
6 oz (1c.) semisweet chocolate chips
1 package Betty Crocker SuperMoist chocolate fudge cake mix (I used Devils Food and it still turned out great)
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. applesauce
1/2 c. chopped pecans (I used Walnuts)
1. Heat the oven to 350. Grease the bottom (ONLY THE BOTTOM) of a 13x9x2 baking dish with shortening and lightly flour.
2. Microwave milk and 1/2 c. of the chocolate chips in a small microwaveable bowl uncovered on Medium (50%) about 1 minute or until chocolate is softened. Stir until smooth and set aside.
3. Beat cake mix and oil in a large bown with eletric mixer on low speed 30 seconds (mixture will be crumbly); reserve 1 cup. Beat applesauce and eggs into remaining cake mixture on low speed 30 seconds (batter will be thick and grainy); beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Spread in floured baking dish.
4. Drop melted chocolate mixture by teaspoonfuls over batter, dropping more around the edge than the center. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips and the pecans into reserved cake mixture; sprinkle over batter (I just used my hands and kind of squished it out. I know, it sounds gross, but it was the best way to do it). Bake 45-50 minutes or until center is set. Run knife around the side of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Store covered at room temperature. ENJOY!