Kicked up Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

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

Found this in an old Cooking Light magazine from 1999. I love the addition of the espresso granules to kick up a standard cake mix! Simple to make but tastes like you spent so much more time!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Coat a 12 cup Bundt pan with cooking spray and dust with about 2 tsp flour; set aside.
  2. Combine the sour cream, water, oil, espresso granules, egg, cake mix and pudding mix in a large bowl and beat at medium speed with a mixer for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and beat for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Spoon cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake at 350F for 55-60 minutes or until it passes a pick test.
  5. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack. Invert cake onto a separate wire rack and cool completely.
  6. Sprinkle cake with powdered sugar before serving.


Most Helpful

This was really excellent and exceedingly moist! I made this exactly as posted. I found that the coffee flavor was really not discernible, but I think intensified the chocolate. I dusted this with some confectioner's sugar and served it with some fresh whipped cream. Delicious!

JackieOhNo! February 09, 2011

I love, love, love the simplicity of this cake. It was so easy to make yet the final results were a moist, rich, and very dense chocolate cake with a hint of coffee. I was not able to find a cake mix without pudding in it at the market in town, so my cake might have turned out a bit denser then normal. I did not have semi-sweet chocolate chips, so I subbed 60% bitter sweet chocolate chips. I then topped the cake with a dusting of powdered sugar, a few white chocolate chips and thin strips of candied orange peel. I already have a few requesting this cake for their birthday cake this year. Thanks for posting this tasty recipe Melissa. Made and reviewed for the Newest Zaar Tag (winter 2011)

Chef Buggsy Mate January 24, 2011

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