Simple Chocolate Sour Cream Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

My family loves chocolate sour cream cake but doesn't like to wait for it. This uses a mix and is very easy to make. Just throw it together and bake.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) boxplain devil's food cake mix or 1 (18 1/4 ounce) boxdark fudge cake mix
  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box chocolate instant pudding
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 12 cup warm water
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 12 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly mist a 12-cup Bundt pan with Pam, then dust with flour.
  3. Shake out excess flour; set pan aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl blend the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, warm water and oil with an electric mixer at low speed for 1 minute.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  6. Mix for 3 more minutes at medium speed, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl again.
  7. The batter should be thick and well mixed.
  8. Fold in chocolate chips, distributing them well throughout the batter.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing it out with the spatula.
  10. Place the pan on the middle rack of the oven.
  11. Bake until the cake springs back when lightly pressed with your finger and just starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, 45 to 50 minutes.
  12. Place the cake on a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes.
  13. Run a long, sharp knife around the edge of the cake and invert it onto the rack to cool completely, 20 minutes more.
Most Helpful

5 5

We have made this several times, and it is a hit. I have also made the same thing only with lemon cake and pudding mixes, plus bluberries. Very versatile.

4 5

This is very good. I didn't have the sour cream so I used plain nonfat yogurt instead. It still came out moist.