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Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

This decadent moist cake is a favorite at our house. The best part is it only takes a few minutes to whip up this cake. I take this chocolate bundt cake it to potlucks, and church dinners and everyone asks for the recipe.

Nothing Bundt Cakes are so popular I decided to frost our old family bundt cake recipe to look like one (the frosting recipe is in the recipe card). However, this recipe makes the most amazing triple chocolate cupcakes too. 

Easy triple Chocolate cake

Nothing Bundt Cake Copycat Chocolate Cake

 

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To serve this amazing cake for special occasions I like to serve it on a gorgeous cake stand (this is my favorite). 

However, this cake is delicious with a simple dusting of powdered sugar too.

Chocolate cake slice

Chocolate cake slice

 

How to Make a Chocolate Cake

This cake is easy and quick to make with ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. (4.5 oz) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling
  • 1 pkg Devil’s food cake mix
  • 12 oz chocolate chips (dark or semi-sweet)
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs

 

Packed ingredients

Packaged ingredients

Tools and Supplies:

Best chocolate cake recipe batter in bundt pan

Best chocolate cake recipe batter in a bundt pan

 

Cool completely on cooling rack

Cool completely on a cooling rack

When the cake is cool you can dust the top with powdered sugar using one of these.

Sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar

Sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar

Adding confectioner sugar with shaker

Adding confectioner sugar with shaker

Triple Chocolate cake

Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

Moist rich triple chocolate cake that only takes minutes to prepare is one of our family favorites. I think it will be yours too.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Chocolate cake recipe, Chocolate bundt cake, Chocolate cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 330kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Instant Pudding and Pie Filling Chocolate Flavored (4.5 oz)
  • 1 pkg Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 pkg 12 oz chocolate chips (dark or semi-sweet)
  • 1 ¾ Cups Milk
  • 2 Eggs

Cream Cheese Frosting (calories do not include frosting)

  • 16 oz. Cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 3 ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix by hand until well blended.
  • Pour batter into a (greased and floured) bundt pan.
  • Bake for 50 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Place cream cheese and butter in a stand mixer large bowl and beat until smooth
  • Add vanilla extract and gradually add in powdered sugar (add 3.5 to 4 cups)
  • Spoon the frosting into a one-gallon freezer bag and zip closed
  • Refrigerate for one hour.
  • Cut off one of the bottom corners and pipe the frosting onto the cake

Equipment

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Notes

Best Chocolate Cake Ever

Best Chocolate Cake Ever

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe is made with one bowl and few simple ingredients. This moist decadently rich chocolate cake is also easy and quick...

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg
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Finished Chocolate Bundt Cake

Finished Chocolate Bundt Cake

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Sometimes I like to make cupcakes with this recipe. This recipe makes 24 cupcakes. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. You can dust the tops with powdered sugar, frost, or fill and frost!

I use a muffin scoop so they are all the same size. 

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

My favorite way to eat them is with my homemade peanut butter frosting and filling. I use a pastry bag and a filler tip and a frosting tip (these is the ones I use)

 

Starting close to the bottom of the cupcake squeeze with even pressure

Starting close to the bottom of the cupcake squeeze with even pressure

Peanut butter icing filling

Peanut butter icing filling

Natural peanut butter frosting

Natural peanut butter frosting

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Bon appétit,

Kippi

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Cindy

Saturday 6th of November 2021

I always add about 1 tsp. instant coffee powder (helps intensify the chocolate flavor) ~ PLUS about 2 TB DARK unsweetened cocoa powder ~ PLUS a squirt of DARK chocolate syrup to any chocolate or fudge cake (or muffin or brownie) mix. This really takes the "chocolate" over the top!

Chas

Sunday 9th of May 2021

Sounds delicious, we’ll have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing

Miz Helen

Friday 30th of April 2021

Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with us on Full Plate Thursday,533. We featured your post and just pinned it! Hope you come back soon! Miz Helen

Jeanne

Monday 25th of January 2021

Hello! I am looking forward to trying this recipe. Your ingredients listed state Devils Food cake mix but your picture shows Milk Chocolate cake mix. With one do you use? Thank you!

Kippi

Monday 1st of February 2021

Great question I should have made that clear. I use any chocolate cake mix. It can be dark chocolate, milk chocolate, devil's food, etc. I hope you have a great week. Hugs, Kippi

Penny

Monday 17th of August 2020

Kippi - there is another take on this recipe from my Godmother (1960's). That is to cook chocolate pudding (large size) on stove according to directions. When ready, add one Devils Food cake mix (dry) and mix thoroughly. Top with bag of chocolate chips and chopped pecans. Bake until toothpick comes out clean. The chips/pecans make a wonderful "icing" -- they just semi melt. Totally DELISH! I think she called it Devil's Food Pudding Cake (or something like that)!

Kippi

Monday 1st of February 2021

I have to try this one. Do you transfer the cooked pudding to a 9 by 11 pan to bake? Bake at 350? Thank you, Kippi

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