Monday, January 17, 2011

The Best Chocolate Cake in the Whole World!

Ladies and gentlemen, do I have a recipe to share with you!  I've been holding onto this recipe for years...just waiting for the right time to make it.  Last week, we were having friends over for dinner and I needed a dessert to make.  While looking through the cabinets, I stumbled upon my Bundt pan and I knew, it was time to make this cake.  Holy moley, I don't know why I waited so long to make it, but boy, am I glad that I did!!
This cake is the most chocolaty cake I've ever had in my life.  And I am absolutely, 100% in love with it.  Not only is it chocolate cake, but it's got chocolate pudding mix and chocolate chips inside, and it's covered with chocolate glaze.  Oh yea!  What's not to love about that?  This cake is wonderful at room temperature, but for more decadence, put it in the microwave for 30 seconds.  Oh.  My.  Gosh.  It's Heaven, I tell you.  Pure Heaven.  Even Jeremy, who isn't a fan of cake, said, "This is amazzzing!"  Plus, when I told him that I was going to make us one every week, he gladly said, "Sounds good to me!"  Make this cake now.  You will not regret it (though your hips just might!).



  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 -3 tablespoons hot water
  1. Preheat oven to 350°, grease and flour bundt pan, set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix and chocolate chips.
  3. In another bowl, combine water, eggs, and vanilla mixing well.
  4. Add egg mixture to dry mixture and mix with spoon until just blended.
  5. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until cake tests done when wooden pick in center comes out clean.
  6. Cool 15 to 20 minutes before removing cake from pan.
  7. For Chocolate Glaze: Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix with spoon until smooth.
  8. When completely cool, drizzle cake with Chocolate Glaze.


  1. OK just stop right now or I'll be 200 pounds by summer! LOL KIDDING I love all the recipes you share...this sounds heavenly!

    XOXO~ Renee

  2. I remember making a cake like this when I was younger. It really is chocolate to the max. I love your idea of glazing it for an extra chocolate punch. I'm going to be starting a new linky on my blog this week Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday." If you get a chance, I do hop you'll come by then and link this up.

  3. My Mom used to make this all the time when I was a kid. She stopped making it for some unknown reason. It is every bit as delicious as you describe. There is a pistachio version too.

  4. That chocolate cake looks delicious and pretty easy to make! I will have to try it!

  5. Oh man! That looks so good and chocolate-licious!

  6. Sara, this cake looks mouthwatering! Great job on it. You have a beautiful blog and I’m so glad to have found it. I’m looking forward to exploring your recipes and seeing more! :) - Georgia

  7. Wow, this looks amazing! I'll have to try baking this soon!

  8. On the cake mix do you need oil ?


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