This is Gloria Pitzer's easy make alike recipe for Chocolate Cake Like Bill Knapp's. Brings back good memories!
CHOCOLATE CAKE LIKE BILL KNAPP'S (Gloria Pitzer)
1 box (18 oz.) devil's food cake mix
1 1/2 c. warm water
Beat all choclate cake ingredients together with a mixer set on medium-high speed til it is smooth. Pour into a greased and floured (9x12x2 inch) baking pan. Bake 325° for 35 minutes or til a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool on a wire rack. While the cake is in the oven prepare the topping.
CHOCOLATE CAKE TOPPING:
In the top of a double boiler, over simmering water, combine 1 stick butter or margarine, 1 bag (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 can (14 oz.) Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk and 14 oz. light Karo syrup. Cook over the simmering water, stirring only occasionally, til smooth (about 20 minutes). Remove from hot water and beat frosting with an electric mixer til smooth.
Cut the cake into 8 squares and top with a generous spoon of topping while it's still warm. Top each square with a scoop of vanilla ice cream just before serving. Store topping in refrigerator, tightly capped, for up to a few months. Freezes well. Reheat chocolate cake in the microwave one serving at a time.
(makes 1 quart of topping)
Chocolate Cake Like Bill Knapp's recipe is published in our March, 2001 Menu Minder.