Last Minute Dessert

I'm a planner. I've always got a grocery list, a weekly menu and a "to-do list" handy. I love to cross things off the list when I'm done with them. In fact, I'll even write something on the list that I've already completed, just so I can cross it off! Sadly, this planning addiction has not carried down to all my children. They don't mind surprising me with a last minute dessert that they need for a potluck. "Oh, by the way mom, I need a dessert for tonight." I've heard this more than once while dropping them off at school. It's a good thing that I've tweaked a few recipes that can be made in a jiff. Here is one of my favorites, Chocolate Mint Cake. It's made with 1 box of cake mix, a few additions, and no decorating needed. Trust me. It's simple and a crowd favorite. And yes, I added this to my to-do list, and then quickly crossed it off when it was finished!

Last Minute Dessert Chocolate Mint Cake
Tools Needed
9" Ring mold cake pan (Fat Daddio's RMP)
Mixing bowl
Measuring cups/spoons
Cooling rack (Fat Daddio's CR)
Electric Mixer
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 (6 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1 (12 ounce) package mint chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a ring mold pan. (Or use Baker's Joy).
  2. Mix all ingredients (except mint chocolate chips) for 4 minutes with mixer.
  3. Add mint chocolate chips and mix by hand until incorporated.
  4. Pour batter in prepared pan. Bake for 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely on cooling rack before removing from pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
Quick Tip: There are so many possibilities with 1 box of cake mix. Always keep one handy in the pantry.
Recipe adapted from
For more inspiration, visit our Ring Cakes board on Pinterest.