|Grandma Miller's Chocolate Cake
OK, confession time: I don't actually have a Grandma Miller. This cake is someone else's Grandma's, so I'm basically stealing it. But I figure chances are pretty good Grandma Miller, sweet as I'm sure she is, stole it from someone else in the first place, so I don't have any qualms about passing it along to you.
You will need:
1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup oil
1 pkg instant chocolate pudding mix
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
8 oz chocolate chips
Large mixing bowl
A bit of flour to flour the pan
Mix the cake mix, water and oil in the bowl and beat for two minutes. I recommend an electric beater (normally I use the hand-crank kind, but this batter gets pretty thick)
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Note: the cake will come out much better if you crack the eggs and only add the inside part, not the shells. But I'm sure you knew that already, right?
Add the pudding mix and beat some more. This is the part where you will be glad you used the electric beaters. It's also the part where this becomes a chocolate cake.
Stir in the chocolate chips. Use a spoon.
Grease and flour the pan. Dump the batter in. It will be very heavy. It will be very sticky. Don't be too proud to ask for help. Offer to let your helper lick the beaters as a reward.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Then cover the top of the pan with foil and bake another ten minutes. I have no idea why you need to do this. Grandma Miller says to do it, and I'm not going to argue with her.
Turn the cake onto a plate to cool. If you have some chocolate chips left over, melt them with some butter in the microwave (about 45 seconds should do it) stir well and pour over the top of the cake. Otherwise, just eat as is.