Fratelli Perata Winery

Perata Girls Triple Chocolate Cake

This cake can masquerade as a fudgy brownie.  It is very rich and very easy to make since we start with a cake mix. The girls can make this in a snap, so go for it.  They eat it with milk; we think Zinfandel goes just fine.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

1 boxed chocolate cake mix, (can be chocolate fudge)
1 4-ounce package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
6 ounces chocolate chips

Spray with Pam, or similar product, 1 Bundt pan or use 2 loaf pans In mixing bowl, put cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil and eggs. Beat on low speed 1 minute to incorporate the dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed 1 more minute, until smooth. Add chocolate chips and mix on low just enough to distribute throughout the dough. 

Pour into prepared pan(s), bake 55 minutes for Bundt, 45-50 for loaf pans. Toothpick will come out clean when done (don't count the chocolate chip that sticks to it!)

Allow to cool in pan on wire rack. When cool, invert pan to serving dish, dust with powdered sugar if desired. Slice thickly.