Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins
You can dress this cake up a million different ways and take it out or enjoy it at home simply naked.
- 1 (18 ounce) packagedark devil's food cake mix
- 1 (3 3/4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1⁄2 cup cooking oil
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 1⁄2 cups chocolate chips
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients except chocolate chips.
- Beat 4 minutes.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Bake in a greased and floured 12 cup bundt pan at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool in pan for 15 minutes then turn onto serving plate.
I baked it in round cake pans so I could make a big layer cake for a friend. She wanted a super chocolately cake like one she'd seen in a bakery. The sour cream gives is a great texture. I frosted with a fudge frosting and covered the sides with chocolate I melted, spread really thin, and then cracked into pieces once it was hard.
This was a big hit at work, and was gone before noon. I only had a 15.25 oz devil's food cake, so I added Recipe #54269 plus a heaping teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder. The pudding I used was sugar free and 1/2 cup of regular semi-sweet chocolate chips plus 1 cup mini chips. I used two 8-inch pans to create a layer cake and it took them 50 minutes to cook through and they were very big. The tops of the layers cracked, so I think if I make this again (and it was tasty enough to do so!) I will not use the cake extender. Or I will reduce the heat and spread the batter between either two 9-inch pans, three 8-inch pans or just use a 9x13-inch so it doesn't take even longer to cook and burn the bottom.
I made this for two Christmas parties this year, and it was a great success. Dusted with powder sugar before serving. I recommend baking the day before serving, it's even better once it has sat. A chocolate lover's dream. I baked it in a Bundt pan for 50 minutes. Hint, mix up a cake that you want such as yellow cake, butterscotch chips, butterscotch pudding etc! You can have your cake and eat it too!