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I wanted to make a chocolate cake without using instant cake mixes and voila! An extremely scrumptious and moist chocolate Bundt® cake! Top with a dusting of powdered sugar or vanilla ice cream if desired.



Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Generously grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®), or use a nonstick pan.

  • Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Add milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes more. Add warm water and sour cream; beat until combined. Scrape down sides of the bowl. Stir in chocolate chips and pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Remove and let cake cool thoroughly.

Cook's Note:

You can use unsweetened cocoa instead of sweetened; increase sugar if using unsweetened cocoa.

Nutrition Facts

455 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 52.8g; fat 26.5g; cholesterol 48.5mg; sodium 329.9mg. Full Nutrition