Pudding Filled Chocolate Cake
Today I’m finally wrapping up my Father’s day series of dessert recipes… yes, Father’s day was 2 days ago. I know.
I got a little behind last week, and here I am still posting about Father’s day. Whatdya do? I guess this year it’s just the holiday that keeps on giving!
I actually gave him a hard time about choosing this one, because I know he hasn’t eaten in in yeeeaaaarrrs. So I feel like it can’t qualify as his favorite, but he says it does. Apparently, they used to sell this type of cake as a box mix, but it’s not on the market anymore. In fact, this recipe is total conjecture based on my dad’s description! But dad says it’s pretty close, and I thought it was delicious, so let’s count it as a win. ;)
Aside from my Dad’s excellent taste in cake, he’s a truly wonderful father. He’s been an excellent provider for our family, a firm guiding hand, and a friend to all of his children. He’s always made me feel safe and loved, and I hope I can meet the high bar he’s set for parenting. I love you, Dad!
Just like Dad, this cake is all kinds of awesome. The actual pound cake is an amazingly delicious doctored-up box cake recipe I found in the Six Sisters Stuff newest cookbook, A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff: 52 Menu Plans, Recipes, and Ideas to Bring Families Together.
I simply spread half of the batter in a well greased bundt cake pan, and then piped in some prepared instant chocolate pudding. I spread the remaining cake batter over the pudding and baked it like a normal cake! The cake sinks a little bit on the top, since pudding runs through the middle of it. But that didn’t bother me much, especially since A) you can sort of cover that up with a little frosting/ganache, and B) it’s utterly, sinfully, decadently scrumptious!
Once it’s baked and cooled, you’ll have a super moist cake with a ribbon of pudding running right through the middle. Add a little ice cream or whipped cream for absolute perfection!
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