Best Chocolate Cake Recipe

12 servings
1 hr 10 min

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 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.

It is especially delicious as cupcakes topped with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (see that recipe HERE). icon

Nothing Bundt Cake Chocolate Copycat

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

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

Packaged ingredients

Tools and Supplies:

  • Stand mixer

  • Bundt pan

  • Wire cooling rack

  • Powdered sugar shaker

Best chocolate cake recipe batter in a bundt pan

Cool completely on a cooling rack

Sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar

Adding confectioner sugar with shaker

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!

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

My favorite way to eat them is with my homemade peanut butter frosting and filling.

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

Peanut butter icing filling

Natural peanut butter frosting

Thank you so much for your visit today. I hope you have found some inspiration.

Bon appétit,


Best Chocolate Cake Recipe
Recipe details
  • 12  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 55 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 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

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
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