Chocolate Cake For the ER Staff

I LUV feeling appreciated and there’s nothing that gets me there quicker than taking something home-baked to the ER Staff. Seriously, food is the be-all-end-all. Tonight I put a  Chocolate Cake down in the Staff Lounge and before I could take a pic, half of it was gone!

Comments included —

I love you!
So moist!
That was better than sex!

(unfortunately most of the comments were from female nurses, but still…)

Going… going….

after 6 minutes

after 6 minutes

… gone

After 11 minutes

After 11 minutes

Recipe for the Easiest Chocolate Cake Ever!

(in case you missed it in one of my Valentine’s Day posts)

My Magical Mom’s Chocolate Cake

Batter:
Duncan Hines Devils Food Cake Mix
1 Small Package of Chocolate Pudding Mix
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup Crisco oil
1 cup sour cream (one small carton)
4 eggs
1 cup of chocolate chips

Frosting:
6 squares of Bakers unsweetened chocolate
1 cube butter
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup sugar

Decorations:
M & M’sJelly beans
Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Sprinkles
Nuts

Use Pam or butter to grease a Spring-form pan.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In an electric mixer, combine all of the ingredients in the order that they are listed.  Combine, but do not over mix.

Pour batter into a greased spring-form pan.  Bake for one hour at 350 degrees. When completely cool, cover with frosting and decorations.

Frosting:
In saucepan over low heat, combine 1 cup of sugar with 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.  When it is just at the boiling point, simmer for approximately 5-7 minutes.  Remove from heat and add chocolate squares.  Next add butter.  Use whisk to combine completely.  As the mixture cools, it becomes thicker.

(What’s your full-proof recipe to a smile ? Let us know in the comments.)

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6 responses to “Chocolate Cake For the ER Staff”

  • this was so funny! i work with some cutie nurses sometimes – never thought of bringing cake! lol keep trying… one day the guy nurse will eat your cake. or even better, one of the residents 😉
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    • Evie...:

      Luv your comment – lol! – I swear everyone on the staff acts like they’re starving (every single day) C R A Z Y!

  • I shouldn’t have read this before dinner because now I’m totally starving.
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    • Evie...:

      Come to think of it, now so am I.

  • this was so funny! i work with some cutie nurses sometimes – never thought of bringing cake! lol keep trying… one day the guy nurse will eat your cake. or even better, one of the residents 😉
    .-= Check out amanda´s latest: Tell me how you really feel…. =-.

    • Evie...:

      Seriously, it totally works! I’m holding out for a certain doctor, but I think it’s going to take more than a cake…

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