Southern Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake Recipe {5 Fun Coke Ideas}

Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

Today I’m sharing the latest Coca-Cola happiness around here. A recipe and more! Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake Recipe (Allergy-Friendly) I’ve heard of this southern phenomenon. It was time we tried it. We used the Chocolate Coca-Cola recipe from My Recipes and mixed in our favorite egg substitute to make it allergy friendly. I served it after […]

5 Chocolate Recipes

5 Chocolate Recipes at Hodgepodge

Time for some chocolate love! 1. Chocolate Chip Cake – our favorite, throw-it-all-in-the-Bundt-pan, all-occasion cake. 2. Oreo Truffles – three ingredients and allergy-friendly for our crew. 3. Fudge Pie (you can even create a slice with pastels – includes a chalk art tutorial!) 4. Microwave Fudge – another three-ingredient, simple favorite. 5. Nana’s Famous Chocolate […]

Reindeer Mix a.k.a. White Christmas Snack

White Christmas Snack Recipe at Hodgepodge

Always a holiday favorite is Reindeer Mix, a.k.a. White Christmas Snack. It’s an easy solution for parties, teacher or neighbor gifts or a nice little something to tuck in the mailbox for your mail carrier. It’s very simple. You might even have the ingredients on hand. Just melt the white chocolate bark and pour it […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Hot Chocolate Mix Gifts


Frugal fun in the kitchen. Just four ingredients. Plus one or more children equal a fun time making hot chocolate mix for gifts. Mixing up lots of fun at $5 Dinners today!

Fast Food for Slow Sundays: Nana’s Famous Chocolate Pound Cake


Growing up, this cake was the one at family gatherings. Doesn’t that speak the loudest about a dessert? It’s a pound cake. A chocolate pound cake. The icing makes it a showcase (and it’s what us children wanted to sneak a bite of as we ran by –  because it tastes just like fudge!) : […]

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins


I’ve seen this all over Pinterest lately but Nana was making these years ago! And her recipe calls for chocolate chips! Two ingredients. (Three if you add chocolate chips). Egg free for Lil’ Buddy. Can surely count as Cooking Fun! It’s great to keep these ingredients in the Cook Box. : Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pumpkin […]

Chocolate SunButter Rice Krispy Treats


A while back, there was a little bakery that sold peanut butter Rice Krispy treats. Now just that is a treat itself. Even at $1 a piece. The topper was – those krispy treats were topped with chocolate! So, the children and I set out to recreate this specialty with our favorite SunButter. We simply […]

Chocolate Chip Cake

Easy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake at Hodgepodge

Made from a boxed cake mix, this is the simplest celebratory cake I know of. 4 beaten eggs 1 cup sour cream 3/4 cup oil 1 package devil’s food cake mix 1 LARGE package instant chocolate pudding mix 1/2 cup water 12 oz. chocolate chips Mix together. Pour into greased Bundt pan. Bake @ 350 […]

Jessica’s brownies

Candy Bar Brownies recipe at Hodgepodge

My cousin Jessica shared these with us over the holidays. Recipe: Jessica’s candy bar brownies Ingredients 1 box plain Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix (red box) 3 Milk Chocolate Symphony Bars 1/4 cup water 2 eggs 2/3 cup oil Instructions Spray 9×13 pyrex cake pan with Bakers Joy. Mix brownies as instructed on box. Pour […]