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Favorite Bundt Cake

"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


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


  • 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.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • In a microwave, melt the white chocolate; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 511 calories, 28g fat (9g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • bobbie miles
    Mar 1, 2020

    Very moist, chocolate flavor, I did not have a bunt pan so bake in a 9 x 13 , took close to an hour but it is good, will make again.

  • transcona
    Aug 20, 2017

    This cake was very good, but I found it look 20 minutes longer to bake than stated.

  • gunslinger
    Aug 14, 2017

    Made this for a recent benefit concession stand. It was so fudgy and delicious! The white chocolate topping not only looked pretty but was delicious with the chocolate cake.

  • Cassielee
    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
    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
    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.

  • mamaknowsbest
    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
    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
    Apr 29, 2012

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

  • Sprucetree18
    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...