Happy Memorial Day and a cake recipe for you!

Memorial day for blog

First of all, let me begin by wishing you a happy Memorial day – I hope you enjoy the holiday and have some time to just kick back, relax, honor those who have served and those who are continuing to serve our Country, spend some time with family/friends, and best of all, eat!

 The latter brings me to my next topic:

Crowd pleasers. We all look for them, don’t we? Crowd pleasing cake, crowd pleasing cupcakes, crowd pleasing cookies, the list goes on. Why? (which might be the dumbest question to date) For me, when I’m looking for a good recipe, one thing I know is is that if it’s a crowd pleaser, it must be good. I mean, it’s a crowd pleaser for a reason, right? Not to mention the obvious; when we take a dish/dessert somewhere, we want to be sure it will please.

Anyway, you get what I mean: we like crowd pleasing dishes/desserts.

So on that note, here is a crowd pleasing bundt cake. This cake dates back to I don’t know when, but it’s been made in my family for as long as I can remember. There’s a reason for that: it’s really, really, good. It is a sure crowd pleaser.

I don’t know if there has ever been an event where this cake has gone to and not been raved about. And, do you know what’s even better? It’s easy. Plus, it’s one of the only things that comes from a box mix that I just love – and trust me, that’s saying a lot.

The cake mentioned is a Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake, and I don’t think there is a single thing to not like about it. It’s moist, it’s super delicious, it’s easy to make, easy to take, super hard to stay out of, good the next day, gosh, even the batter is good!


If you make this, I know you will love it – and when eaten warm??? My oh my.

So if you decide to whip this up and take it to an event, you tell me if someone doesn’t come up to you with compliments and maybe even ask for the recipe! ;)

I hope you enjoy this old family favorite of ours – cottura felice!

WARNING: the content you are about to consume below is super addicting! :)


See how old this recipe is?

See how old this recipe is?

Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Cake

This cake is sure to be a crowd wower at any gathering – it is so delicious and moist, I think it’s the only party dessert you will ever need, really!


1 package Duncan Hines Butter Cake Mix
1 sm. (3.5 oz) package vanilla instant pudding mix
3/4 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. sour cream
5 oz. chocolate syrup
16 oz. package chocolate chips
1 c. nuts, chopped if desired (just as good without, in fact, I am not sure I have ever eaten this with the nuts!)


Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 10 – inch tube or regular bundt pan.

Mix dry cake mix, pudding mix, and oil.

Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.

Stir in sour cream and vanilla.

Add nuts, if desired.

Pour half of batter into another mixing bowl; set aside. To remaining batter, add chocolate syrup and chocolate chips. Mix well.

Pour half of plain batter into prepared pan; top with half of chocolate batter; add remaining plain batter; then chocolate batter. Cut through batter with knife to marbelize.

Bake for 1 hour or until moist crumbs stick to a toothpick or cake tester when inserted.

Cool before removing from pan.




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