Has anyone noticed that the weight of packaged cake mixes has suddenly gone from 18 ounces to 16 ounces? Not only are we paying more for groceries but seemingly getting a lot less for our money. Like the Hornet's Nest Cake, this thick and rich dessert is made with only a few ingredients, they both start with a pudding mix and deliver in a big way. Combine the pudding mix with the milk, mix until thickened then add the cake mix. You will need a bit of muscle to stir the batter, it is quite thick. Spread the batter in your oven, top with chocolate chips and bake. In my 12 inch dutch oven, the cake baked for 35 minutes with 12 coals in a ring around the base of the oven, 18 in a ring around the outside of the lid and 6 spaced evenly in the center. I used a Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix and let me tell you, it was incredibly moist, chocolaty and delicious. If you're looking for something easy but a step up from your standard dutch oven dump cake, this one's for you.
Chocolate Pudding Dump Cake
1 16 oz package chocolate cake mix
1 3.9 oz package instant chocolate pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Lightly oil or spray 12 inch dutch oven; line with parchment paper if desired.
In large bowl, whisk milk with pudding mix until thickened.
Stir in cake mix; mix until well combined, batter will be thick.
Spread batter in prepared dutch oven.
Sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until edges pull away from sides.
Allow to cool before lifting from oven with parchment paper.
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