Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chocolate Pumpkin Snack Cake

Chocolate Pumpkin Snack Cake

I'm addicted to this simple combination of a cake mix, pumpkin and water. It's so amazingly simple I still can't get over it.

Remember my 3 ingredient, super easy, Pumpkin Spice Muffins?

Well I decided it was time to try this recipe with a chocolate cake mix cause, well, chocolate always makes everything taste better (at least to me).

So I mixed up a batch and baked it in a 9x13 inch pan and.....wah-lah.....Chocolate Pumpkin Snack Cake.

Let me tell you this...if you have a picky eater in the house (like I do) and you want to sneak in some veggies, even if said veggies is pumpkin, make this cake and they will never know that there is a pumpkin in it.

Evan came home last week with 3 friends in tow, as usual. They walked in the house, saw the cake, each grabbed a piece and proceeded to shove it in their pie holes, ummm, I mean cake holes. I asked them how they liked it and through mouthfuls of crumbs they all proclaimed "great". I then told them it had pumpkin in it. All four of them stopped for a minute, shrugged, and grabbed another piece.

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Chocolate Pumpkin Snack Cake

1
package (18.25oz) of your favorite cake mix (I used Milk Chocolate)
1 15oz can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 cup water
Chocolate Chips (as many as you like, just throw 'em in)

Mix the cake mix, pumpkin and water in a bowl and beat on low speed just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips. Place batter into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan and bake at 350 for 30 - 35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool and cut into squares. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

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