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March 3, 2016

Darn Good Chocolate Bundt Cake

Tuesday afternoon I spent my lunch time at Marvin's Restaurant in nearby Cotati for the monthly meeting of North Bay Dairy Women.

North Bay Dairy Women began the year of 1965.  The purpose of the group is to .....

"educate the public and to promote The Dairy Industry through the dissemination of authentic information; to promote better producer-processor-consumer relations and greater use of all dairy foods through the support of advertising and educational programs and through social events."

I enjoyed a very fresh spinach salad, topped with crispy bacon bits, red onion, hard boiled egg and croutons all with poppyseed dressing.  I ate the entire thing and it held me over til dinner time.  So good.

During the meeting, the new Board installations took place.....Congratulations Kristy, who will sit as the incoming President.  

During the meeting, I was sitting across from a long time member, Lori, which reminded me of one of my all time favorite chocolate cake recipes.....a recipe Lori had submitted to our North Bay Dairy Women cookbook......Darn Good Chocolate Bundt Cake.

This photo is from is from a couple of years ago, which is probably the last time I baked this cake but now that it's on my mind, I'm SO craving it and need to bake it right away.  A family favorite, for sure.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Darn Good Chocolate Bundt Cake

1 pkg. chocolate cake mix
1 pkg. 3 oz chocolate instant pudding mix
4 large eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
12 oz of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Bundt/tube pan
baking sheet

Spray a light mist of cooking spray in the tube pan.  In a bowl mix cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil and water.  Mix with beater on low for one minute.  Scrape sides of bowl and beat another 2-3 minutes.  Fold in the chocolate chips and then pour into prepared pan.  Place tube pan on baking sheet and bake at 350 for 1 hour.  Cool a few minutes, run a knife around edge and invert to a wire wrack or plate.  Add glaze or powdered sugar to top it off.

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