Chocolate Kiss Bundt Cake

Chocolate Kiss Bundt Cake

1 box chocolate cake mix

1 (3.9 ounce) box instant chocolate pudding mix

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup sour cream

4 eggs

3/4 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup water

1 teaspoon vanilla

14 chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use vegetable shortening to grease a bundt pan, then dust pan with flour. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, sugar, sour cream, eggs, oil, water, and vanilla. Mix for 2 minutes, scrape bowl sides, then mix for 1 additional minute at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan. Place chocolate kisses evenly around the top of the batter. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, or until cake springs back to the touch. Cool in pan 3 minutes, then remove from pan to a cooling rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Additional chocolate kisses

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy. Use a piping bag to pipe frosting in rows over cooled cake. Place a chocolate kiss on top of each row of piped frosting.

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