So... I try not to get political. But this cake was kind-of like its name: not quite as good as it sounded - ha! I tore this recipe out of the newspaper a few weeks ago, and Adam decided he wanted it as (one of) his birthday treat(s). Yes, he got this AND an apple pie (recipe to come). For grins, here's the recipe of the birthday cake, anyway.
Hillary Clinton Birthday Cake
1 box (3.4 oz) cook-and-serve chocolate pudding
2 cups whole milk (I used 2%, maybe this was the kicker?)
1 chocolate cake mix
12 oz bag of milk chocolate chips (Adam requested peanut butter chips instead)
1 cup pecan halves
Preheat oven to 350°. Coat an 11x13" pan with nonstick spray. Prepare chocolate pudding mix according to package directions, using whole milk. Pour cake mix into a mixing bowl. Slowly add warm pudding, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to prevent clumping. Batter will be sticky. Spread into the prepared cake pan (it was really hard to do this - it was super sticky!). Sprinkle chocolate chips over batter, then sprinkle on pecan halves. Bake according to package directions, about 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool before cutting.
Somehow the cake disappeared at my house - it helped that we had guests that weekend, because I think I got by with only eating one piece. Ok, it wasn't that bad. But if I'm going to eat that many calories in one sitting, it better be really good.