Freckle Cake

by Dinner Hero on February 14, 2013

happy valentine's day

Since it is technically a holiday, I felt compelled to bake a dessert.  {I’ll take any excuse I can get!}  This Freckle Cake is #1 in my family.  It’s my go-to dessert that always comes out a winner!

freckle cake

It’s really easy to put together since the base is a yellow cake mix.

It’s called “Freckle” due to the flecks of chocolate running all through the cake.  See it?

freckle cake 2

The only way to make this cake better is by adding a scoop or two of Blue Bell’s Homemade Vanilla ice cream to the top.

A great thing about this cake is that since it makes a lot, there is enough to share some with a friend.  I’m going to be surprising one of my neighbors this afternoon.

freckle cake 3

I just sliced the cake and wrapped each piece in plastic wrap.  I’ve put them in a purple heart basket and added one of our Madagascar 3 Valentine’s cards.  Voilà!!

Now go give out a couple of HUGS and tell someone how much you luv them!

Freckle Cake
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Ingredients
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 small instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Baker’s German Chocolate bar, grated
  • 1 12 oz. package mini chocolate chips

Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except two chocolates. Beat with electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add chocolate bar (tip: I found the easiest way to grate the chocolate bar is by chopping it with a large knife…it will just shave right off) and chips.
  3. Pour in a well greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Cool completely and then turn out on your cake pan. Great topped with vanilla ice cream!

 

Wanna know more about this cake?  There’s more to tell.

This has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. However, Marc’s introduction to this yummy dessert has become a funny story that I must share. Shortly after Marc and I started dating (way back in 1992), my mom packaged up several slices of this cake for me to take back to my dorm room at the University of Arkansas. She sent enough for me to share with Marc (this would be his first time to try my mom’s cake). As soon as I got back to school that Sunday afternoon, my mom called to ask if we’d eaten any of the cake yet. She was in a panic because she had just realized that one of her blender blades was broken and missing! (She’d used the blender to chop the German chocolate bar!). So, we carefully ate our cake, and sure enough – Marc’s piece contained the missing blender blade! Who knew at that point that Marc would be her future son-in-law, but we now joke that she was trying to scare him off early!

And it’s for this reason, folks, that we have been chopping the chocolate bar with a knife ever since.

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