Kid’s Desserts: Triple Chocolate Sundae Cake

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Back to School with Cool Whip When I was a kid, I could hardly wait for an after school snack.  Often this meant stopping by to get a hamburger or ice cream on the way home from school, but there was nothing like coming home to eat a homemade dessert!  My dad used to make such yummy recipes, and he made this one chocolate layer cake that was to die for!

The Cool Whip Icing was definitely the star of the cake, so today I’m sharing this icing with you, so that you can see how adding a little Cool Whip can turn your ordinary dessert in to an extraordinary dessert!

Chocolate Cake

I’m also changing the cake up a bit. Instead of a layer cake, I’m sharing my chocolate bundt cake. It’s just a wee bit easier than the presentation work that goes in to making a layer cake; plus this bundt cake is actually quite special to me too, because this is one of my favorite “semi-homemade cakes,”  and it is also my go-to recipe when it comes to chocolate cake!

But as much as I love the cake, it is very dark, and it really needs something to lighten it up and give it that wow factor.

  Triple Chocolate Sundae Cake

Now doesn’t that look much more appetizing?  I think so!

If you enjoy sharing an afterschool snack with your kid’s, then you should definitely add this to your menu.  In fact, it is also a good recipe that you can make with your kids!  I used to love helping my dad mix up the cake (not to mention, licking the bowl).  It was so much fun, and it gave us a chance not only to make some memories but also have a little impromptu cooking lesson!

Dad and Jerri Edited

Since my dad is the inspiration for a lot of my cooking and this food post in particular, I thought it would be fun to include a picture of the two of us from back in the day!  I was 12 in the picture above.  It seems like so long ago!

Cool Whip Aisle

One reason this is a great recipe to cook with kids is because it includes simple ingredients like Cool Whip and Jell-O pudding, so how could you possibly go wrong?  I found my Cool Whip at Walmart with the frozen fruit and dessert toppings.

Jello Aisle

 And you can find Jell-O pudding and gelatin products in the baking aisle.

Triple Chocolate Sundae Cake

 

Kid’s Desserts: Triple Chocolate Sundae Cake

Kid’s Desserts: Triple Chocolate Sundae Cake

Ingredients:

For Cake:

vegetable oil spray -- for misting pan

1 package cake mix -- devil’s food or dark chocolate fudge

1 package Jell-O chocolate instant pudding and pie filling -- 3.9 ounces

4 large eggs

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup warm water

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

For Icing:

16 oz. cream cheese

3/4 cup confectioner sugar

16 oz. Cool Whip

Chocolate Syrup for Topping

Directions:

Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 350. Lightly spray a 12-cup bundt pan, then dust with flour.

Place cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, warm water, and oil in a large mixing bowl. Blend with and electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down sides. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat 2 to 3 minutes more, scraping sides if needed. The batter should look thick and well combined. Fold in chocolate chips, making sure they are well distributed. Pour batter in pan.

Bake the cake until it springs back when lightly pressed with your finger and just starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove pan from oven and place on wire rack to cool for 20 minutes. Invert onto rack and cool.

For icing, let cream cheese soften. Add confectioner sugar and mix until well combined. Fold in Cool Whip.

After cake has cooled, use a spatula or icing spreader to put Cool Whip icing on the cake. Cover completely and evently. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Slice up and enjoy!

Store left overs in the refrigerator.

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Triple Chocolate Sundae Cake

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Comments

  1. Thank you for the fun looking recipe! #client

  2. What a great collections of desserts! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Wow, the cool whip really did make that desert!

  4. Yuuuuum, this looks SO good! I love how easy the icing is! Thanks for the recipe, visiting from Strut your stuff! 🙂

  5. What a fun cake my kids would absolutely love this!

  6. this look so good

  7. So good & so easy!!

  8. That looks absolutely deluscious! 🙂

  9. This looks simply delicious!

  10. Amy Orvin says:

    This dessert looks so delicious! I’d love a bite, please.

  11. Robin Wilson says:

    Wow! was the first thing I thought when I saw that chocolate syrup covering that cake! We will be having that for our family dinner on the 9th if at all possible. I give it 5 stars!

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