Best-Ever Chocolate Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Made this cake from the Houston Chronicle for my daughter's 16th and it was a hit!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350, and spray a 10-inch bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine cake mix and pudding in a mixer bowl.
  3. Add sour cream, butter, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Beat on low speed until blended, scraping bowl as you go.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Batter will be quite thick (mousse-like).
  7. Pour into bundt pan and bake 1 hour.
  8. Let cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely.
  9. Top with powdered sugar if desired.


Most Helpful

This is a really good cake. I had a little bit of a problem because I have an "el cheapo" mixer. There is a lot of batter and like Loren said in the description, it is thicker than regular cake batter. I also think my bundt pan was too small because I had left over batter. I think I put too much batter in the pan because the batter spilled over the sides while it was baking. I would recommend a large sized bundt pan and fairly heavy duty /sturdy mixer. The cake is really good and it is very moist and rich in flavor! I did not put anything on it. Thanks Loren!!

AuntWoofieWoof February 19, 2004

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