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
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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

Reviews (8)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Chocolate lovers unite, this Super Moist Chocolate Bundt Cake is for us! With chocolate from three sources, cocoa powder, instant chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips you get an incredibly moist and rich cake. This is a definite winner and I look forward to making it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was my 1st time ever making a cake from scratch. The recipe was easy to follow, not too many ingredients and it was super moist. The only thing different was I used unsweetened coca powder and I did not add additional sugar as the recipe suggested. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Just like the recipe says, this was super moist! I made it with unsweetened cocoa and no extra sugar, and it turned out deliciously. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved this cake! It's definitely for the chocolate lover! It's rich and baked up perfectly. Great with some vanilla ice cream! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was so moist. I loved the denseness of the cake too. I will make it gain. Thanks!! I used unsweetened cocoa and I thought it was delicious. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I loved the flavor of cake .I baked it over 55 minutes and it needed to bake much longer. I will make again and bake longer. It was beautiful when I took it out of the oven I came back and it had fallen.I had inserted tooth pick and it did come clean so assumed it was done Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious! I did have one issue, my pan overflowed some in the oven. Not exactly sure why as it is a standard size pan. Could be the elevation I live at. This cake is extremely moist as promised. Will be making this again. (will just take a little batter out next time). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved it! I only used the mini bundts because I did not have a normal size bundt pan. Read More