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Favorite Bundt Cake Recipe

Favorite Bundt Cake Recipe

"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 YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 squares (1 ounce each) white baking chocolate


  • 1. In a mixing bowl, combine dry cake and pudding mixes and sugar. Add the sour cream, oil and water; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased and floured 12-cup 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. In a microwave or double boiler, melt the white chocolate; drizzle over cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional 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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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2017

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

Reviewed 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."

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

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

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."

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."

Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

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

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..."

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