I have a bad habit of liking to impress people with my cooking and baking. Which is why I have “perfect for pot-lucks” written on this recipe card. I don’t think it’s very fancy or impressive, but it is super fast and easy, yummy, and it’s all about transforming store bought stuff. To make this feels like you’re pulling a Sandra Lee. Last time I made this to take somewhere just a couple weeks ago, I was actually pretty shocked at how much people liked loved the cake. Works for me.
1 box white cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 egg whites
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chocolate-flavor syrup
1 tub vanilla frosting
Generously grease bottom of 9X13 pan. Make cake mix using water, oil and egg whites. Stir in ½ cup of the chocolate chips. Reserve 1 cup of batter. Pour remaining batter into pan. Stir 1/4 cup chocolate syrup into the 1 cup of reserved batter. Drop by generous spoonfuls randomly in 6 or 8 mounds on top of batter in pan. Swirl. Bake about 40 minutes. Run knife around side of pan to loosen cake. Cool totally; about 1 hour. Stir remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips into frosting. Frost cake; drizzle with additional chocolate syrup.