In honor of my best friend's birthday:
Chocolate Fudge Cake
(from the Tasty Kitchen)
8 oz. semisweet chocolate
1 box chocolate cake mix
3.4 oz. instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
8 oz. frozen whipped topping
12 oz chocolate chips (yes, more)
Preheat oven to 350. Grease two round baking pans. Look at those ingredients, and don't worry about the grease. You know you need to fill out your love handles better anyway. Beat the cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil, and water in a huge bowl just until moistened. Beat for about 2 more minutes on medium speed. Stir in about 2 oz of chocolate chips. Seriously, it's that easy.
Pour the very thick batter into the greased pans and bake for about 30-35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the pans and then flip them out and let them cool completely.
Fudge frosting: Put about 6 oz of chocolate chips in a bowl with the frozen whipped topping and microwave for about 60 seconds, stir, and then nuke it for about 30 more seconds. Nuke is a much cooler word. Let it stand and thicken for about 15 minutes. Frost in between the cakes and the top and sides until it is as beautiful as mine (just kidding, yours will be prettier).
If you are really awesome and can make chocolate curls (I failed miserably), go for it. If you are like me, just melt some more chocolate, spread it on a cookie sheet, let it cool, and use a knife to make chocolate shavings for the top of the cake! Then, don't forget your really cute candles when you leave to go to your best friends house, because you will be really upset about it and no one else will understand.
Happy Birthday Adrianne!