with Raspberry Sauce
1 8-oz. pkg Cream Cheese, softened
1 Cup Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Warm Water and 1 teaspoon Instant Coffee, mixed well
1 15-16 oz. Chocolate Cake Mix -any kind
1 pkg (4-serving size) instant Chocolate Pudding (yes, even if the cake mix has pudding in it)
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Mix Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Coffee Mixture, and Eggs in mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add Chocolate Cake mix and Pudding mix gradually, beating after each addition. Fold in Chocolate Chips--batter will be very stiff. Pour into well-greased Bundt pan; bake at 325* for 1 hour, or until tester comes out clean. Cool upside down on cooling rack; invert onto serving plate. Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar; slice and drizzle with Raspberry Sauce. Serves 16-18. Freezes very well!
2 (10-oz) bags Frozen Raspberries, thawed and undrained
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1/2 Cup Sugar
Combine all ingredients in blender; bend until well mixed. Drizzle over Chocolate Cake.
We served this rich, moist cake at our Secret Sister Luncheon last week. The Raspberry Sauce is a fresh, vibrant red which looks beautiful on the cake. Because it is not cooked it stands out especially well against the dark cake. We put a squirt of Whipped Cream and three fresh raspberries on each slice as garnish. The cake recipe comes the Southern' Fixin's cookbook, page 336, and the Raspberry Sauce is from the Far Above Rubies cookbook, page 261.
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