tom’s birthday cake

Sep 26, 2010 by

a few years ago i asked tom what kind of birthday cake he wanted.  he said he wanted something with chocolate pudding filling.  this cake is dense and fudgey, it also has ripples of chocolatey pudding goodness throughout.  it got tom’s vote and we’ve had it every year for his birthday ever since.  i think i made it once for Christmas, too.  happy birthday, jesus! 🙂 adapted slightly from allrecipes.com 1 18.25 oz. pkg. devil’s food cake mix (dark chocolate, chocolate fudge or milk chocolate also work, depends on the kinds of chocolately goodness you’d like) 1 3.9 oz. pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix (i use chocolate fudge) 1 c sour cream 1 c milk 1/2 c vegetable oil 1/2 c water 4 eggs 2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips 4 tbsp butter 1 c...

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mountain dew cupcakes

Jun 21, 2010 by

so this guy named paul often comes over to our apartment and more times than not, raids the mountain dew in the fridge.  it was paul’s birthday last week and to celebrate, i made up a batch of mountain dew cupcakes.  i thought it was the only appropriate way to celebrate such a cool guy. 🙂 happy birthday, paul! 🙂 adapted slightly from slush cupcakes (makes 1 dozen) 1 stick butter 1 c sugar 2 eggs 1/2 c mountain dew juice from 1 lemon and 1 lime zest from 1 lemon and 2 limes (separated into two piles) 3/4 tsp orange extract 1 1/3 c flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/8 tsp salt beat butter on medium for 30 seconds. add sugar and zests.  beat on medium-high until light and fluffy. add eggs one...

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