Jean's Darn Good Chocolate Cake

Total Time
50mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This cake recipe came from a co-worker who has been making this wonderfully rich and easy chocolate cake for years. I brought this to a family get together and everyone said it is the best chocolate cake they had ever had. Great warmed up with Ice Cream!! I have made it with and without a chocolate glaze - great both ways!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre heat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a Bundt pan.
  3. Mix cake mix,instant pudding, eggs, water, sour cream, and oil.
  4. Beat until all blended and fluffy.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips and pour into bundt pan .
  6. Bake 45to 50 minutes.
  7. Remove cake from oven and cool on wire rack for 20 minutes.
  8. Run sharp knife around edge and invert on rack to cool.

Reviews

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As the other reviewer said, this recipe is from the Cake Mix Doctor book.

It's really a fabulous cake, and it has been my signature cake with family and friends for many years now. I have had many people ask for the recipe. It's super easy because it utilizes a cake mix and box of pudding in the recipe in place of all the dry ingredients.

I use 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, and I dust the top with powder sugar for presentation (it is very sweet and rich and definitely doesn't need frosting or a glaze. It's delicious with milk or served with strawberries and whipped cream... which I believe is the serving suggestion in the book.

Cooking it the right amount of time is very important... it's not as superior if it's overcooked even a little... and it's a gooey mess if it's not cooked quite enough. I bake it for 50 minutes in a bundt pan, then stick a toothpick in it to check... sometimes it's done and sometimes it needs 5 more minutes. It sometimes falls after I take it out, but it's appearance is not ruined since it's a bundt and gets turned upside down.

Chef TanyaW July 23, 2012

I've made this cake (which is from the first Cake Mix Doctor book) several times, always easy and good. I prefer it with milk chocolate chips, which give the cake enough sweetness that it doesn't need a glaze.

PamC April 15, 2010

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