If you like chocolate, and I mean REALLY like chocolate, then here is a recipe for you. It’s perfect for Sunday lunch or an evening spent with friends. Actually, since it has chocolate in it, my opinion is that it is perfect for any time!
This is a chocolate recipe that gets its wonderful chocolate flavor from several different chocolate sources. The other difference in this cake? Your chocolate sources are from various chocolate mixes. It is a quick and easy dessert to whip up, because you probably have all these ingredients already in your pantry.
I first discovered this recipe in my 1999 Quick Cooking Cookbook (compliments of Taste of Home and the (former) AAL). This recipe is a creation of Jeanine Gould-Kostka. I don’t know Jeanine, but if I ever meet her, I will give her a big thank you for creating this recipe!
1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 3/4 cups milk
2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.
In a mixing bowl, combine cake and pudding mixes, cocoa, milk and eggs. Stir until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour into your greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes. Remove cake from bundt pan to a wire baking rack to finish cooling. Dust with powdered sugar, if so desired, before serving.
This cake makes 12 to 15 slices, depending on how many chocolate lovers are eating the cake.
Do you see what I mean about mixes? It’s lots of flavor from your various chocolate mixes. I keep these mixes on hand just in case I need to make a quick dessert – this one. It’s quick to make, simple and most importantly, delicious.
You could mix this cake with a mixer, but with so few ingredients, I mix it by hand.
Make sure you grease and flour your bundt pan completely, so the cake doesn’t get stuck when you flip your pan over. It happens, and you learn your lesson, so please take my advice when I say this because I’m speaking from experience!
Special thanks to my cousin, Bethany, for taking a picture of the bundt cake I brought. I drove with it all the way from Fort Wayne to Cincinnati for our recent lunch visit, and forgot to take a picture! Thanks again, Bethany!
For all the other chocolate recipes, click on the button image below to view the rest of the recipes from my 31 Days of Chocolate.