Today, in honor of National Chocolate Day, we’re talking chocolate, chocolate, chocolate cake. It has cocoa powder, chocolate pudding mix, and chocolate chips making it a triple threat. Like the Death by Chocolate Cake we raved about last year, this one is also a coma inducing chocolate cake that satisfied all the chocoholics in camp.
However, while the Death by Chocolate was all ooey gooey, this cake is moist and fluffy. And all it needs is a light dusting of powdered sugar. But I suppose, if you wanted to, you could slather on some frosting. It would also pair nicely with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a mountain of whipped cream! You could also toss on some chopped nuts! Oh, the possibilities are endless! At the end of the night, we loved this cake.
And just imagine your campers surprise when you not only serve them a decadent, delicious chocolate cake, but an amazing chocolate cake made from scratch. And you will be amazed at how easy and quickly this cake goes together. Dare I say? It was a piece o’ cake!
12-inch Dutch oven, mixing bowl, whisk, measuring cups and spoons.
1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
1½ cups sugar
⅔ cup cocoa powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons buttermilk powder
¾ cup vegetable oil
2 cups sour cream
1 (3.9-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 (12-ounce) bag chocolate chips
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
At home, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk powder in a resealable bag for transport to camp.
In camp, line the Dutch oven with foil and grease the foil. Start 25 coals.
Into a large mixing bowl, dump the dry ingredients. Add oil, sour cream, and eggs, and blend well. Stir in the pudding mix and chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the foil-lined Dutch oven.
Bake in a 350°F oven, using 17 coals on the lid and 8 coals underneath, for about 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Refresh coals as needed.
Cool the cake slightly then sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Serves 12-14
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