Chocolate Pick-Me-Up Cake

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr

I originally found this recipe in a Pillsbury Classic cookbook. Now it has become a family classic because my family loves this tasty snack cake. I often prepare the topping, put it in a baggie and take it with us to the lake cottage where I can make this simple cake with few ingredients and little effort. We make a quick stop for dairy products and we have to buy Bareman's sour cream (from Holland Michigan) it is divine! This cake makes the family happy and gives me time to read a good book lakeside.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 9x13 baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, sour cream, eggs and water.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Combine sugar, cinnamon, chocolate chips and coconut.
  6. Sprinkle over cake batter.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes.


Most Helpful

I've made it this cake several times. It is sooooooooo good!!! It is really is a "pick-me-up". And so simple to make.

janiegh November 08, 2009

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