1) Hershey’s Chocolate Cake (and better yet, their chocolate icing). I don’t suppose any oil-based cake lasts more than a few days without that “oil” taste… but this one won’t stay on the counter that long, so no worries. It’s *fast*. It’s *easy*. I have never made it without rave reviews. Just remember – if you’re in a pinch for a chocolate cake, use the one on the back of the cocoa container.
2) Easy Fantasy Fudge – on the back of the marshmallow fluff/creme container. They’d changed it for a few years, but they seem to have changed it back. I don’t know about “easy” – but this fudge is amazing. Creamy, chocolately – all that you could want from fudge. Of course you have to nail the cooking time – it’s a candy. If you don’t, you get grainy fudge. (You can still eat it). I’ve tried other fudges, I’ve bought fudge from stands, and nothing comes close. (I am not normally a huge marshmallow fan, this is an exception).
Probably a few others out there – I just got done making the fudge, offered my son a lick of the bowl, and he said, “You just took me back to the first time I ate this! I think I was five!” NOM.
You know, I’m all about the healthy food. But it’s Christmas. Once a year – you need fudge.