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Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe With Cake Mix And Pudding

Grab your Bundt pan and your electric mixer because we’re about to whip up the most decadent cake recipe of all! This chocolate Bundt cake is one of the easiest Bundt cake recipes around, thanks to the help of boxed cake mix and pudding.

The Best Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake with frosting on a white cake stand. There's a red kitchen towel below the stand.

A tender crumb and outrageous chocolate flavors await.

If you need a cake for a party or gathering, or just because you’re like me and need chocolate NOW, then trot out that Bundt cake pan, and let’s get baking!

Get the recipe for the chocolate icing with buttermilk pictured above.

A piece of chocolate cake with plenty of chocolate flavor on a beige plate. The cake has chocolate frosting on top.

The Delicious Cake Recipe You’ve Got to Make

Sometimes, even the best bakers need an ace in the hole. Boxed cake mix and instant chocolate pudding are your saving grace when friends and family drop by.

With little time to spare, you can whip up some love, southern style. 

Come to think of it, maybe that’s why everyone is always dropping by. I can’t help but go back to my Southern roots and serve up something.

This super moist cake is a true crowd-pleaser. I’ve had yet to find anyone that doesn’t full-on swoon with every bite. 

A slice of chocolate bundt cake on a white plate. There is a fork next to the slice.

Ingredients For The Cake

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How to Make Chocolate Pudding Bundt Cake

This chocolate pudding Bundt cake is as easy as it gets. Along with my frosting recipe for the top of the cake, you will have a spectacular treat to enjoy for any of your special occasions.

You’ll need a box of cake mix – I used Duncan Hines Devil’s food cake boxed mix, but if you can’t find it, you can use Betty Crocker. 

The other ingredients you’ll need are instant chocolate pudding, sour cream for that nice tang, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, milk, eggs, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Feel free to use milk chocolate for the chocolate chips if you’d prefer. 

  1. Start by adding the cake mix and pudding mix to a large bowl and whisk.
  2. Next, add the sour cream, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, milk, and eggs and mix well with an electric mixer.
  3. Add the chocolate chips and stir.
  4. Pour the cake batter into the greased and floured Bundt pan and bake for approximately 50 to 55 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

You can use one regular-sized Bundt cake pan or use mini ones for mini Bundt cakes, which are a super-cute idea for a baby shower or bridal shower, or to give as yummy little treats to friends and family.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Chocolate cake mix in a clear glass mixing bowl.

Start by adding the Duncan Hines cake mix to the mixing bowl.

Chocolate cake mix and pudding mix in as large clear glass bowl.

Next, add the instant pudding mix to the bowl.

Pouring vegetable oil into a clear glass bowl with chocolate cake and chocolate instant pudding mix.

Pour the vegetable oil into the bowl.

Pouring milk into a clear glass bowl with cake mix.

Next, pour the milk into the bowl.

Sour cream in a clear glass bowl with cake mix and milk.

Add the sour cream to the bowl.

Sour cream is going to help make this a very moist cake.

Pouring vanilla extract into the cake mixing bowl.

Pour the vanilla extract into the bowl and mix until combined.

Four eggs in a mixing bowl with cake batter.

Add the eggs and mix until combined.

Cake batter with chocolate chips in a clear glass bowl.

Finally, add the chocolate chips to the batter and mix.

I had some mini semi-sweet chocolate chips on hand, so I used those. But you can use regular-sized chocolate chips if you’d like to.

Cake batter in a greased and floured metal Bundt pan.

Pour the cake batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes at 350 degrees.

I have been using the nonstick spray that sprays flour and nonstick spray, and it works wonderfully. The cake never sticks to the pan.

Baked chocolate Bundt cake on a white cake stand.

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes to one hour. Then flip the cake over gently onto a plate or cake stand.

Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting on top of a white cake stand.

Add some icing to the cooled cake and serve.

Once you see how easy this chocolate Bundt cake recipe is, you’ll want to do it with all different types of cakes.

You can use a yellow cake mix, lemon cake mix with some added lemon zest and either a lemon glaze or cream cheese frosting, a white cake mix, spice cake, peanut butter, red velvet, pumpkin spice, or even make a sour cream Bundt cake.

With these cake mix recipes, it’s easy to make a super moist cake that fits your personal preferences. Switch up the pudding, too, by using vanilla pudding mix or butterscotch pudding.

You really can’t go wrong!

A slice of chocolate cake on a beige plate. The cake is on a cake stand next to the plate.

More Delicious Cakes

A slice of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting on a white plate.

Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe With Cake Mix And Pudding

The next time you need a cake, make it this chocolate Bundt cake with pudding and cake mix. It’s so easy to make in a flash with just a few simple ingredients.

If you don’t have time to bake a cake completely from scratch or are new to baking and feel a bit intimidated, start here. No one will ever believe your Bundt cake started life as a boxed mix!

A piece of chocolate cake with plenty of chocolate flavor on a beige plate. The cake has chocolate frosting on top.

Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe With Cake Mix And Pudding

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Chocolate Bundt cake recipe with cake mix and pudding is decadent and rich. The recipe is a chocolate-lovers dream.

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounce box Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 3.9 ounce box of Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
  2. Add the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, milk, and eggs to a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Next, add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the cake batter into the Bundt pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  5. Allow the cake to cool for at least one hour before inverting it onto a cake stand or frosting.

Notes

Check the cake for doneness in several places, as the pudding will come out a bit gooey. If the cake tester comes out cclean in several places, it is done. If not, cook in increments of five minutes until the cake is done.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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Sonya Wilson

Saturday 10th of February 2024

Yes I have made it 3 times. So quick and easy. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 13th of February 2024

Great to hear and you are welcome!

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