Monday, February 7, 2011

Crazy Good Chocolate Cake

I feel as if this cake needs a little back story.  My 3 year old, Logan, has been driving me crazy with this whole potty training thing.  For the whole time we were in Disneyland and San Diego he used the potty.  NO ACCIDENTS.  Since we have been home he has had lots, and I mean LOTS of accidents.  I am not sure I can even call them accidents, because it is more like he isn't even trying or cares.
So Saturday night I am tucking him into his bed and I have an idea.  I tell him that if he can stay clean and dry all night and all day tomorrow at church and everything would make him a huge chocolate cake (I was going to make one anyway) that he could take to Grandmas for Family Home Evening and share with everyone.  The little stinker had no problem doing it; no accidents all day.  I just hope he will keep it up and yet somehow I don't think so.

Anyway here is Logan's Potty Cake. :)  (Mmmmm potty cake sounds so good right?)

Start with the Chocolate cake.  I used one of my favorites.  I actually made a little less bad for you by using the substitution I have in red.  You can do it either way.  I think it is just as good with the substitutions.

1 box devil's food cake mix
1 box instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream (light or reduced fat sour cream)
1 cup vegetable oil (3/4 cup no sugar added applesauce and 1/4 vegie oil) 
3 large eggs (6 egg whites)
2/3 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Sweeten Condensed Milk
Lite Cool Whip
Chocolate Buttercream
Chocolate Sprinkle

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips.   I divided it into 3 greased and floured 9 inch cake pans. And backed for 20 min.
I took them from the pan almost right away and let them cool.
Once they were cooled I drizzled some sweeten condensed milk over the bottom two layers, created a border of chocolate buttercream (to keep the cool whip for leaking out) , and filled it with cool whip.

Stack all three layers and cover it with chocolate frosting.  I refrigerated it once it was done.  I think it was actually better the next day.    Enjoy!


  1. Oh, the frosting! I know it's time for bed, but I really, REALLY want to go make this cake right now. I love that you posted "light" suggestions (especially important if you're like me and plan to devour the entire thing!)

  2. Um. Are you kidding me?! This looks amazing!

  3. This chocolate cake looks so luscious. With that condensed milk drizzled on it, it must have been delicious to the very last bite. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your cake up.