Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chocolate Dessert #143

What do I mean, #143? Well, did you really expect me to start with #1? I've always been a non-follower, after all. But my little guy was campaigning for a dessert from his cookbook, and I had to provide one which didn't require the melting of chocolate (which I don't have). And, sorry, Sue, but I don't think the little bugger is going to allow me to send this cookbook to you before I try at least half the recipes in it.

Dessert #143 is Streusel Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake. It was easy, because the basis for it is boxed goods. Personally, I found it heavy, but the boys liked it. And since they're kids and can afford the calories, whereas they linger on my butt for years to come, I prefer to make desserts that the boys enjoy. As usual, I had to make some changes to the recipe to suit my foibles and/or what I had in the house, but, again, don't you expect that by now?
STREUSEL CHOCOLATE CHIP BUNDT CAKE


1 box yellow cake mix without pudding
1 box instant butterscotch pudding
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 cups chocolate chips

Beat the first 5 ingredients together for the cake. The batter is very, very thick and shiny. Stir the last 4 ingredients together. Spread half the cake batter in a generously grease
d Bundt cake pan, spread all of the streusel ingredients atop that, and top with the balance of the cake batter. Using a knife, stir the streusel and batter together in a circular motion. Bake at 350F for 50 to 60 minutes; let cool for 20 minutes before removing from the pan. Sift powdered sugar over the top or (as I did) drizzle a glaze over the cooled cake.

13 comments:

Channon said...

The Knight is ridiculously fond of anything that comes from a Bundt pan for some reason...

Pam said...

Oh what I would give for a piece of this...wish we we neighbors.

doggybloggy said...

I am going to say to you what people sometimes say to me - how are you not the rotundo family - well they dont use those words but you get it...this cake looks so moist and delicious.

Katherine Aucoin said...

That is a fun looking cake with the sprinkles. The cake looks very moist, man this would go great with a nice hot cup of coffee!

The Blonde Duck said...

I like it simply for the sprinkles...

gaylen said...

It does look like a pretty cake. Chocolate chips and strudel - what's not to like? g

noble pig said...

Nice. I bet the butterscotch pudding gave it a nice little edge.

manker said...

streusel did you say STREUSEL? I am so there.. absolute yummers... i'll let you know how our guests like it :)

gp

Grace said...

you say streusel, and my knees automatically weaken. i typically think of cinnamon when i think of streusel, and the only way to improve upon that is to toss in some chocolate. drool and drool. :)

Paula said...

You would be a bake sale organizer's dream come true! Bundt shaped desserts are so pretty, and this one is no exception. I bet the pudding really helped make this moist, and that streusel filling sounds and looks terrific! I'd say this cookbook is a winner!

Sue said...

Oh well, I tried. I didn't really think anyone would part with a chocolate cookbook unless forced to. Have fun and share with us now and then.

Kevin said...

Great looking cake! I really like he swirl of filling!

OLGUIS said...

looks very delicious.

olga.