Favorite Bundt Cake Recipe
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Favorite Bundt Cake Recipe

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"To satisfy the chocolate lovers I know, I made some changes to a recipe I clipped from the newspaper," comments Karen Swanson of McHenry, Illinois. "The result is this simple-to-fix cake that always turns out very moist."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 ounces white baking chocolate

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 511 calories, 28g fat (9g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil, water and sugar. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a microwave, melt the white chocolate; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Favorite Bundt Cake in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p44

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Cassielee User ID: 8031085 235801
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"Super quick and easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. One of the best "doctored cake mix" cakes I've ever had."

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 226353
Reviewed May. 15, 2015

"I wanted a chocolate bundt cake. I substituted an organic chocolate cake mix and organic chocolate pudding mix instead of the vanilla mixes called for. I also added chopped nuts. The cake was moist and delicious. I took it to a function and everyone thought it was delicious."

lvarner User ID: 35803 26678
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2014

"I enjoyed this cake. This is a good, moist cake. I like using mini chocolate chips, as I find that the regular sized sometimes sink to the bottom. It is easy to make."

jEFF87 User ID: 5502851 26677
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"When you use a cake mix that's not a real recipe.You are using a store mix."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 72121
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"This is one of the most richest, moist cakes we've ever had! I was looking for a sour cream lemon cake when I stumbled upon this recipe. I simply substituted lemon cake mix and pudding. Replaced the chocolate chips with a small teaspoon of poppy seeds.. This bundt cake is so delicious and sweet that it did not a frosting, just a beautiful dusting of powder sugar. This would make a wonderful brunch cake or alternative to a dessert table."

pamboettcher User ID: 2369551 57211
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"Delicious cake, easy to make and super moist. I've made it 3 times in the past 2 weeks and it's always gone withing a day. I've also tried using a French Vanilla cake mix with French vanilla pudding and the chocolate chips and then drizzling with melted chocolate and that was delicious as well. Thanks so much for the recipe."

gmakacey User ID: 5270910 71271
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"Lovely! So easy! Goes fast! I just dust it with confectioner's sugar and sometimes use flavored chips!"

Sprucetree18 User ID: 6006412 34662
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"I think this will become my go-to recipe for a good doctored cake mix bundt cake... But with different pudding flavours instead to change it up each time (for example, lemon pudding with poppy seeds instead of chocolate chips, or keep the chocolate chips but maybe use butterscotch or vanilla pudding mix instead)... I also substituted a vanilla glaze for the white chocolate... All in all, very good, moist, will make again..."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 68740
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Years ago I had a yummy recipe for muffins using a yellow cake mix. This was not it, but we loved this too! I only had a small box of pudding and 3/4 cup sour cream. I used only 1/2 cup of oil. It was moist and delicious! I'm not a fan of white chocolate, so I just sprinkled it with powdered sugar. This is a great recipe -- fast, easy and tasty!"

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