Freckle Cake

Freckle Cake

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Julie Tramp 0

"This amazing cake joined the Walker family traditions when my brother met my sister-in-law. She's a redhead with lots of freckles, and this cake, thanks to the chocolate shavings and chips, has lots of freckles too. So, we changed the name. Chocolate Chip Cake (boring!) is now Freckle Cake. Great topped with vanilla ice cream!"
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1 h 30 m servings 584 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 584 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 36.1 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.5g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 432 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan (such as a Bundt(R)).
  2. Beat yellow cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and water in a bowl with an electric mixer to make a smooth batter, about 2 minutes. Stir grated chocolate and chocolate chips into batter and pour into prepared tube pan.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan before turning out onto a cake plate.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • I found the easiest way to grate the chocolate bar is by chopping it with a large knife. It will just shave right off.
  • Note from my sister-in-law: This has been a family favorite for as long as I can remember. However, Marc's introduction to this yummy dessert has become a funny story that I must share. Shortly after Marc and I started dating, my mom packaged up several slices of this yummy cake for me to take back to my dorm room at the University of Arkansas. She sent enough for me to share with Marc (this would be his first time to try my mom's cake). As soon as I got back to school that Sunday afternoon, my mom called to ask if we'd eaten any of the cake yet. She was in a panic because she had just realized that one of her blender blades was broken and missing! (She'd used the blender to chop the German chocolate bar!). So we carefully ate our cake, and sure enough, Marc's piece contained the missing blender blade! Who knew at that point that Marc would be her future son-in-law, but we now joke that she was trying to scare him off early!


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This recipe is awesome, and oh so versatile!! The first time I made it as written, but have since made it 3 other times changing out flavors and additions, every one of which was a big hit!! I...

My mother used to make this for my birthday. I have yet to find the recipe in her books. I am so happy to have found this recipe. It was loved by all that ate some and is very easy to make. My m...

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