Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe
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Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

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I'm a teenager who loves to bake and have won several ribbons at the county fair. When we're asked to take a dish to a potluck, I often help my mom make it. This scrumptious cake is easy to transport and fun to serve because everyone likes it! -Abigail Crawford, Lake Butler, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 5 tablespoons grated German sweet chocolate, divided
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 498 calories, 30g fat (8g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 417mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake and pudding mixes, milk, oil and eggs. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons grated chocolate. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Combine confectioners' sugar and remaining grated chocolate; sprinkle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Cake in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p35

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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lvarner User ID: 35803 111013
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"Very tasty! I love that this recipe specifies use of miniature chocolate chips, as I've found that regular-sized chocolate chips tend to sink to the bottom of the cake."

vianne User ID: 1718346 116258
Reviewed May. 21, 2014

"Extremely moist cake.I omitted the chocolate chips and replaced the 1cup of oil for1/2 cup of oil and a Mott's 104 ml apple sauce.We poured chocolate fondue sauce over the cake slices."

jsalminen User ID: 327771 131445
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"This has been a go-to recipe for me for several years. It is easy to make, comes out beautifully every time and travels well. My co-workers love it."

HOGWriter User ID: 3126553 205180
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"I too will try to cut back on the oil next time to lighten it up a bit - perhaps substitute apple sauce for some of it. Wonderful flavor though. Our household quickly polished it off. Be mindful of the new sized mixes when purchasing ingredients for this cake as many have been shrunken."

s_pants User ID: 174050 36335
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2013

"Very moist and not overly sweet."

lisavick User ID: 4018044 36334
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"I made this because I was craving Chili's chocolate chip molten cake. This was pretty close. It was very delicious. Next time I may drizzle chocolate on top. Yum!"

ekhumphrey User ID: 6925248 86278
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"My mother-in-law always made this for family gatherings, but never wrote down the recipe. I've found it at last!"

cookingirl78 User ID: 2185950 86277
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"Next time I would use less oil, perhaps 3/4 or 2/3 cup, and maybe a little less milk. I liked the grated chocolate in it. I had semisweet chocolate instead of German sweet, and it turned out well. This cake seemed a little heavy to me, but I would definitely try it again."

scent4U User ID: 2360192 136036
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"I made a layer cake for a birthday. I iced it with a chocolate icing and it was delicious."

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