Desserts, Traditions

The Famous DUMP Cake

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If you like chocolate.  I mean really like chocolate this is a decatant dark chocolate cake that is always moist and never has left overs.  Trust me. The recipe came from the famous Chocolate factory Ann AKA Grandma Ann.  My husbands mother was a certified chocolatier that had trained in Belgium to make those fabulous treats you see in candy stores.  she had a factory in the basement of the family home and was well known in the Northwest Coffee shops and foodie gift shops.  Ill never forget when I was recruited to help her and her elves in the factory to make a huge deadline with Harry and David.  We had to make 20,000 solid chocolate foil wrapped pears for the big holiday basket season.  That might be another story…for another time.  well-  here is her chocolate dump cake that is not only the family favorite but everybody that has ever tried it.  yes- its that good.  and Easy… and mouthwatering.

Recipe

  • One big bowl.
  • bundt cake pan
  • nonstick spray/flour
  • three eggs
  • 1 box dark chocolate cake mix
  • small box dark chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup veg oil
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup Amaretto Liquor
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Oil and flour bunt pan.

Mix all ingredients in the one bowl until full incorporated. DO NOT HAND MIX.

Spread evenly in bunt pan. bake for 50 minutes at 350 degree oven.

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remove- allow to cool for 10 minutes then flip out on a cooling rack or cake plate.  dust w powder sugar.

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I love to serve with fresh berries and whipped cream.  My kids love it for breakfast cold.  you are welcome—- I know you will thank me. so easy- so good.

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Garden, Gluten Free, Dairy free, Salads, Vegetable, Vegetarian

Salad – Garden fresh

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This is the time of the year to really start enjoying the harvest of your garden beds or  porch gardens.  I make an effort to offer a raw salad of some sort daily at dinner.  Make it colorful and fresh.  Watch the kids gobble it up every time.

pictured fresh greens with rainbow carrots, pickled beets, sweet vedalia  onion and cherry tomatoes.  More color the healthier in rich vitamins and anti oxidants.