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You are on a diet and need an excuse to get off it.
You don't mind eating at least two pieces of this evil cake in one day.
You don't mind hiding in the kitchen with the lights turned off while eating your THIRD piece of cake.
You want to hide the remainder of your cake in the oven for fear of the rest of your family finding out that the cake you made has 3 missing pieces.
Here is the recipe, courtesy of Southern Plate. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Chocolate Velvet Cake
1 Box any flavor of chocolate cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
1 Cup sour cream
1/2 Cup milk (I used half and half -- only because I was out of milk)
1/4 Cup oil
1-2 tsp butter flavoring (can substitute vanilla)
1 cup chocolate chips
2 heaping T cocoa powder, plus more for dusting pans
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease pans with shortening and dust with cocoa powder. Combine all ingredients into mixing bowl, except chocolate chips. Mix about two minutes, or until well blended. Mix in chocolate chips. Divide evenly among prepared pans and let cook until done, about 25 minutes. Let sit in pans for ten minutes before turning out to cool completely.
Cream Cheese Icing
8 ounces cream cheese
1 stick margarine or butter
3 1/2 to 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
1-2 tsp butter flavoring (can substitute Vanilla)
Soften cream cheese and margarine by leaving out on counter until it reaches room temperature. Combine the two in a mixing bowl and mix until well blended. Add sugar. Mix until smooth. Add flavoring and mix some more until well incorporated and icing is creamy. Ice cooled cake.
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