Disclosure: I am a Breyers ambassador. Because ice cream rocks! Ah yes! Fall is in the air. Well, at least inside my house. Living in Florida, the one thing I do miss is the change of seasons. I woke up to 78 degree weather so, "change" is relative in these parts.
So for me, the change of the seasons are marked by events. Most prominently in the fall: football. As many of you know, I run my own Fantasy Football league (girls only). And I have a deep love for the Tampa Bay Bucs who like to break my heart on a regular basis.
This season for me marks Sundays in the house and home-cooked meals. Of course, when I think fall I think comfort so anything that goes into that category is on the table. Â This past weekend, that meant chili. I love chili but I'd never cooked it before in the crockpot. Well, I don't know what I've been thinking all this time. It was delicious!
You know what else is good? Chocolate cake. In the crockpot! That's on tap for this Sunday. I got this recipe from a crockpot cookbook that I cannot find anywhere in this house so, hopefully I'm giving you the right information. It's called chocolate mess cake. And with it I make:
- 1 pkg. chocolate cake mix (I like the double chocolate or fudge mix because, you know, this doesn't have enough chocolate already)
- 3 oz. pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups sour cream (sour cream?! I know, right?)
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 small bag of chocolate chips
- Place your cake mix and pudding mix in a big bowl (mix it up!)
- Mix the eggs and water in a small bowl and then add it to the big bowl
- Throw in the sour cream and oil and then use a mixer to mixa mixa mixa!
- Spray your crockpot with cooking spray, throw the mixture in and voila
Well, not voila. Check and move it every once in a while. This cooks for 7 hours on low. You can cook it on high for less time but, do it at your own risk (I don't recommend it).
Now the key to this entire recipe is THE ICE CREAM. I kid you not. If you eat this chocolate mess cake without ice cream, you're going to be arrested. If you give this to someone without ice cream well, that's like criminal negligence for you. This cake is...decadent. When you add some Breyers French Vanilla ice cream on top? It transforms to divine.
And those hours of this cooking in the house with the chocolately aroma? Well, that will be an exercise in patience for you and your family. But it definitely makes for a delicious moment any which way you look at it!
Happy Fall folks! Have you entered the Delicious Moments photo competition? You should!
Now throughÂ September 23, families nationwide are encouraged to submit their delicious moments â€“ a sundae creation, favorite flavor or even a fun family photo â€“ to theÂ Breyers Facebook page. One lucky winner will be showcased within the Winnerâ€™s Gallery each week and will receive exciting prizes, such as a tablet and a yearâ€™s supply of Breyers.
Disclosure: I am a Breyers Ambassador. Because what could be better than ice cream AND special moments? Â All thoughts, opinions and possibleÂ chocolate comas from too much yumminessÂ are all my own.