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Steve and I were recently invited to a “Chopped” food night at some friends house. For those of you that aren’t familiar with “Chopped”, which I wasn’t myself. Because Steve and I don’t have cable we had never seen the show before. The idea is that you are given secret ingredients to make a specific portion of dinner – whether that be the appetizer, main course, or dessert – and you have to come up with something off the cuff. Steve and I were assigned dessert, which I LOVE and we came up with that!

Clementine Chocolate Cake w/Vanilla Pudding Frosting
Serves 16
What happens when you're given a surprise box of ingredients? This cake happens. Turned out delicious, give it a try!
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336 calories
39 g
54 g
19 g
5 g
5 g
160 g
385 g
26 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
160g
Servings
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336
Calories from Fat 168
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g
29%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 54mg
18%
Sodium 385mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 39g
13%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 26g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
34%
Calcium
11%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Cake
  1. 1 box Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge cake mix, or any other chocolate cake mix
  2. 1 c. water
  3. 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  4. 3 eggs
  5. 3-4 Clementines, enough to make 1/3 c. juice
Frosting/Filling
  1. 2 pkg (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  2. 2 Snack Pack vanilla pudding cups
  3. 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  4. 1 tbsp. milk
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla
  6. 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced, not frozen
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare cake according to package directions except using only 1 c. water and 1/3 c. Clementine juice instead of 1 1/3 c. of water. Divide batter between 2 greased bread pans evenly. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. While cake is baking, prepare frosting/filling. Beat together cream cheese, vanilla pudding, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until whipped and well blended. Cool cake completely. Slice in half horizontally. Spread a thin layer of filling and top with sliced strawberries in center of cake cover with top cake layer. Frost cake with remaining frosting. Sprinkle with Clementine zest if you desire.
Notes
  1. [My 2 Cents]
  2. So this may be a complete no brainer to you... but it wasn't to me! Don't forget to REFRIGERATE the cake after you assemble it, otherwise it WILL grow mold! Just and FYI :)
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calories
336
fat
19g
protein
5g
carbs
39g
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