\Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake

This Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake will make you a rock star with your friends and family. An incredibly moist cake topped with decadent chocolate glaze. So easy and impressive.

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Here’s the deal. I’ve made tons of cakes from scratch and THIS cake is much easier and even better in my opinion.

Literally when people eat this they say, “THIS IS SO GOOD!”  So all my friends who say they can’t cook, you can do this! And it will make you the most popular lady in town.

This Sinfully Delicious and Easy Bundt Cake comes from my sister Shelly who is one of the best cooks I know. She has the talent of making everything beautiful and homey.

I even bribed Shelly to help decorate my house thousands of miles away. Her best friend Denise is equally talented. Between the two of them, they have 12 kids.

They happen to live in the same cul-de-sac and their kids even ended up marrying each other. Isn’t that two best friends’ dream?


Shelly Russell and Denise Smoot

I’m sure this isn’t the last you’ll see of them. They’re both amazing cooks and I’m always trying to get my hands on their recipes.

 Sinfully Delicious and Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake - the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Sinfully Delicious and Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake - the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Here’s the line up of ingredients:

Sinfully Delicious and Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake - the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

The batter will be thick. Spoon it into the well greased Bundt pan and bake until it looks like this. The beauty of this cake is its incredibly moist center.

Yep. I said moist. Moist, moist, moist, moist. Why does that word freak people out?

Sinfully Delicious and Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake - the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

After the cake has cooled, pour the chocolate glaze on top.


Sinfully Delicious and Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake - the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

And if you want to get extra fancy, sprinkle with some chocolate shavings. You can make them by taking a vegetable peeler to a bar of chocolate.


To add some color and freshness, raspberries are great on this. Strawberries would be good too!

Easy Chocolate Bundt Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cake
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Christy Denney
  • 1 (15.25-oz) box Devil's Food cake mix
  • 1 (5.9-oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable)
  • 4 eggs , beaten
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (you can replace this with all semi-sweet chips)
  • 3 cups Cool Whip topping (see Note for substitution)
  • (optional) chocolate shavings and raspberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a Bundt pan well with non-stick spray.
  2. For the cake: In a large bowl, stir the cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil, eggs, and sour cream until combined well. You can also do this with a mixer. Fold in the 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips.
  3. Pour mixture into the Bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. My oven cooks fast and it was done after 50 minutes so make sure you start checking it then. Let cake cool 5-10 minutes in the pan and then invert on a plate. Cool completely.

  4. For the Glaze: In a microwave safe bowl, heat both chocolate chips and the Cool Whip for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. The mixture will be a little thin but will thicken a bit as it sets. If you like a thicker glaze add about 1/2 cup or more of powdered sugar and stir until smooth before glazing the cake.
  5. Pour over the cooled chocolate cake. Top with chocolate shavings and raspberries if desired. Top with additional whipped cream if you like.
Recipe Notes

The Cool Whip can be replaced with about 3/4 cup heavy cream.
Source: Hearth and Sold

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  1. Wow this does look sinfully good! I love how easy it is to put together because sometimes life is just to crazy to make everything from scratch. 🙂

  2. I can’t resist. This cake is killing me Christy. I must have it!!

  3. ahhhh, this looks phenomenal!! I’m totally whipping this up this weekend!

  4. Mmm that looks terrific! The glaze is just so glossy and rich-looking, I love it 🙂

  5. This has Valentine’s Day written all over it. LOVE! And yes, I’m with you on the moist word issue. How else are we bloggers supposed to describe NOT DRY cake? Moist it is!

  6. This looks amazing! So delicious and decadent and chocolatey 🙂

  7. It looks amazzzingggggg! So delicious! Need to try this recipe.

  8. Hi Christy,
    On the picture of the ingredients posted, the Betty Crocker Devil’s Food Cake mix says on the box that pudding mix is already in the mix. In making this cake are we also adding a box of instant pudding mix? Cake looks delicious!

  9. Hi! This looks like the perfect cake for a bridal shower I have coming up. If I sub the heavy cream in the glaze does it need to be made in to whipped cream before microwaving, or do I just put 1C of the liquid cream in?

  10. I’ve made this cake many times and it’s OMK! delicious … I used Duncan Hines chocolate / chocolate fudge / devil’s food … I have to use my KitchenAid stand mixer because the batter gets too thick … I’ve made it with the red velvet cake mix, but used French vanilla pudding as I’ve not found a white chocolate pudding that wasn’t a “diet” pudding …

  11. I made this on Saturday for family dinner. HUGE HIT! The kids were super impressed. 🙂
    I’m not a real chocolate fan, but I loved this – and ate way too much.

  12. I just made this and it is very good–rich and chocolatey! I made the glaze by using heavy cream and by adding the powdered sugar to thicken it up, and it still turned out very runny. It was so runny that I was only able to pour 1/3 of the glaze over the cake before I had it running over the edge of the cake plate and onto the counter. I’m not sure if I did something wrong. It still tasted good, but was just very runny.

  13. Valentine’s day and chocolate fit perfectly together! I am dying to make this cake! Looks absolutely delicious!

  14. Yes the word moist freaks me out but this bundt cake does not! We love Nothing Bundt Cakes here in Houston but they are so expensive…YIKES! My daughter’s birthday is right around the corner so I am going to make this for Valentine’s Day and see how my family likes it. Thanks for the recipe and TGIF!

  15. I have made this but substituting grass fed butter for the oil (to make it healthier LOL) and it is to die for!

  16. DELICIOUS!! Made this yesterday for Valentine’s ….. OMG yum!!! Most delicious chocolate cake I have ever eaten. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe. I shared the recipe on my blog and linked to this post- https://lifescribblesovercoffee.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/easy-chocolate-cake/
    Thank you again for sharing the recipe =)

  17. My family has been making this case for 4+ decades…I’ve never seen it posted before. You can make this cake in a variety of combinations like lemon cake mix with lemon pudding, banana cake with banana pudding (you get the idea) or a coffee cake with a yellow cake and vanilla pudding, pour 1/2 the batter in the pan, sprinkle with cinnamon, sugar and brown sugar, and pour in the rest of the batter.

  18. I made this over the weekend for a family birthday celebration dinner and it was a huge hit! Thank you for sharing another fantastic recipe! Soooo chocolately, yum.

  19. Made this cake yesterday. Delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe.

  20. Do you think you could put raspberry jam in between putting batter in pan .

  21. I must say “easy” is an understatement for throwing this recipe together. I made the cake in my castle bundt cake pan and it came out beautifully.
    I then decided to cover it with my mom’s Carmel icing and drizzle the top with the chocolate glaze. Although I lost the intricate detail of the castle, the cake looks delicious. I’ll follow-up to let you know how the Carmel with chocolate drizzle glaze meshed with the cake.
    To be continued…

  22. Made this weekend for my picky 15 year old’a birthday who doesn’t care for frosting on cake. I made the glaze with half the chocolate chips and added the heavy cream until the consistency was perfect and added powder sugar over the glaze. I whipped the rest of the cream and served with the slices. It was so impressive looking that even a 15 year old girl had nothing to complain about. 😉

  23. Excellent!!!

  24. Made the chocolate bundt cake today. Like always I follow the recipe exactly the first time I make it and make adjustments as needed for the following times. No adjustment will be necessary for this recipe. It turned out perfect. All ingredients and times are exactly where they need to be. This turned out to be a really good cake that didn’t take up half a day to make it. Thanks for posting it. Five Stars definitely.

  25. Can you double the recipe?

  26. WOW!!! I just made this!!!! DEATH BY DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE!!!!!

  27. I just made your cake and looks delicious! Question-does it need to be refrigerated(Bc of the cool whip) if I’m not serving it till this evening(7 hrs from now)?

  28. Rosalind Faraone says:

    can you make this gluten free? I have a gluten free devils food cake mix. Also was wondering if cake is very rich ? If so- I may take out chocolate chips in the bundt cake and just do the topping? Do the chocolate chips add a lot to the cake or just make it even more choclately tasting? Looking forward to trying tomorrow 1/29/16
    for my husband’s birthday tomorrow. Thanks! Ros

  29. Would this be good for cupcakes or would it ruin the moistnest of the batter? If I can do cupcakes how much do I fill them up and at the same temp? thank you

  30. Made this cake for a dinner this weekend- so.very.yummy and moist! It was my first bundt cake ever and I loved the results! Thanks so much for posting.

  31. Help!! What am I doing wrong? The past couple of times I’ve made this cake, the top of the cake (bottom once it is turned out of the pan) gets very hard, crusty, and burnt, with large cracks and the toothpick comes out with wet chocolate down deep. When I take it out of the oven, the cake falls before it cools enough to turn it out of the pan. This time I tried moving the rack down lower in the oven, thinking that the top of the bundt pan might be too close to the top of the oven, but it still came out the same.

  32. I made this cake over the weekend for a family party and everyone was raving about it! I will certainly be saving this recipe and coming back to it again.

  33. This was the was the best, most moist cake ever! I did not make the glaze because I don’t like the chemical compound of Cool Whip and I thought it would be an overkill anyway. I did make some vanilla icing (butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and distilled water instead of milk) and piped it on the cake. I will be making this again!

  34. Is this cake good even without the frosting?

    • Yes!

      • Thanks Christy. I made this for the “older” men’s Sunday School class for April birthdays and it was a hit; how do I know, there was none left!

        You state to let it cool completely – how long is that? The outside was just a little dry. Now I know this would not be the case with the glaze (I exclude the glaze to make it less messy since we eat while sitting in our chairs during the start of the lesson). Did I cool too long? I made late Saturday evening and after cooling for a couple hours put it back in he bundt pan. Should I cover with saran wrap instead? Thank you. Stephen from Irving, TX

  35. Is there any adjustments for high altitude? I live at 5,500 ft. Thanks any help you offer.

  36. Brought this to a dinner party and added raspberry’s and we loved it!

  37. I just made this today for our Church potluck. Needless to say, I went home with an empty cake tray. This was also super easy to make 🙂

  38. Made this for the 4th of July. Was a big hit with everyone. So moist and chocolatey. Yummy

  39. Would it work well to use round cake pans rather than bundt?

  40. This cake is a hit with my family…it is absolutely delish!

  41. Jennie Corrales says:

    Going to try this today- inbthe meantime I’m laughing anout the “moist” comment…

  42. I would like to try adding cream cheese with cherries in the center of the batter…. hhhmmm …. maybe too much “moistness” ?

  43. Carol HIESTAND says:

    Most cake mixes now have pudding already in the mix, do you still add more pudding?!?

  44. This is probably an excellent cake ,but mine was a failure. Reason I am sure I used instant sugar free pudding! It did not rise one bit, taste was not bad but very solid