This is a shout out to my good friend Laura D. It tasted better when she made it though, other peoples food always tastes better to me, even if it is the same recipe. Oh well, this is still a fantastic chocolate cake!
CAKE BATTER 1 box devils food cake 1 box chocolate pudding 4 eggs 1/2 c oil 1/2 c water 1 cup sour cream 2 handfuls chocolate chips (I prefer milk chocolate chips)
Bake in 2 well greased/floured round cake pans 350 40-45 minutes - do not let over bake or cake will be dry. Use remaining batter for cupcakes, bake time will be half that of the cakes. Once cake is done baking remove from oven and let cool in pans, then remove from pans and let cool completely on wire rack. Ice the top of one of the rounds then stack the cakes and ice the entire cake.
FROSTING 1/2 C cocoa 1 1/2 stick butter 4 1/2 C powdered sugar 1/2 C milk 1 1/2 tea vanilla
Melt butter in microwave, mix in cocoa until blended then add sugar and milk until desired consistency and is spreadable.