Chocolate Raspberry Dump Cake

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Finding new cake recipes that will satisfy ever member of your family can be a very difficult job because their personal preferences are so unique. While some prefer vanilla cake, others enjoy lemon, and still, others swear by mocha caramel swirl. When it comes to chocolate cake recipes, however, you can’t really take a wrong turn. If you have to make a cake to please everyone, chocolate cake is probably your best bet, and if you want to put a whole new twist on it, then you could give this recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Dump Cake a try. It’s your traditional chocolate dump cake with raspberry pastry filling in the center adding a little bit of a surprise.

We humans have been baking and eating cake for a very long time, and, in some ways, cake has evolved alongside us for the past two thousand years or so, if not longer. The first cake recipes called for simple ingredients like milk, flour, eggs, and sometimes nuts. These ancient cakes were more like breads that could be sweetened with dried fruits and honey. Some of the fruitcake recipes we still have in existence today date back to the times of our ancestors. Using dried fruits in cakes was a way to preserve them, allowing these precious delicacies to last weeks rather than just a few days at a time. Another favourite natural preservative for cakes was ginger, and so gingerbread cakes started to become popular during the Middle Ages. There are several different theories as to where the English word “cake” comes from. Some say it’s derived from the Norse word “kaka”, which referred to a sweet bread or cookie and shows up in dictionaries from the mid-1200s. Others say the word cake comes from the Greek “plakous”, meaning flat. Wherever the word cake originated, it has undeniably become one of the most-loved words in the English language.

Nutrition Facts for: Chocolate Raspberry Dump Cake from The Cookin' Chicks

Ingredients: Boxed Devil's Food chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, milk, cocoa powder, hot fudge, raspberry pie filling.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 16 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 248, Calories from Fat 38, Total Fat 4.2g 6%, Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%, Cholesterol 3mg 1%, Potassium 64mg 2%, Carbohydrates 50.8g 17%, Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%, Sugars 32.0g, Protein 2.7g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 10%, Iron 3%

And, as far as names go, the term “dump” cake is also a bit of a curious one that you might not have heard before. Dump cake is a type of quick and easy cake recipe where you pour all of the ingredients into one bowl, mix it up, then dump the whole lot into a cake pan. The best dump cake recipes don’t require you to mix items in separate bowls – for example, your wet and dry ingredients, and saves you a great deal of time. And even though it’s a huge time-saver in the kitchen, dump cake does not sacrifice any of its flavour for the sake of convenience. It tends to be extremely moist, fluffy, and just as delicious – if not more – than classic cake recipes. This chocolate raspberry dump cake could be very useful if you’re looking for kids birthday cake recipes or fun recipes to make with kids – simply because it’s an easy starter that can help your child learn how to bake a cake for the first time. This chocolate raspberry dump cake recipe comes to us from Kristin at the “Cookin’ Chicks” website. Thanks, Kristin!*

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