Chocolate Chip Snack Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Chip Snack Cake Recipe

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Instant pudding mix and cake mix cut the preparation time for this delicious cake that is loaded with grated chocolate chips. I often make it for weekend guests and work luncheons. It always goes over well.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-15 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 package (12 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, grated, divided
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 396 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 327 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips and half of the grated chocolate.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Sprinkle with remaining grated chocolate while slightly warm. Cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Snack Cake in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p32

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"I make this cake regularly for work and home. Everyone raves about the taste and it's so easy to make."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"Really good and couldn't be simpler. Family loved it and this would be good for potlucks and get togethers because it's so fast and easy and is really delicious. A winner!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"This is delicious. I made it to donate for a cake walk at our church carnival and it smelled so good cooking, my family insisted I make one for them as well, so I had to turn around and make another one."

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"This was easy and you'd never know you used a cake mix in it. A nice quick cake!"

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"havent tried it yet but it looks good. I wondered tho why the picture looks like it has a bottom layer of choc."

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