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Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding

Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding

This Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding is one that my mother used to make each year for our family around Christmas time. I want to point out though that it is not just a cake for Christmas – it’s yummy all year long.  But it looks very seasonal this time of year with a  dusting of confectionery sugar “snow” and a faux poinsettia.  This Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe will sure be a big hit at any holiday party you have this season!
Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding

Ingredients needed for this Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding:

  • 1 pkg. of chocolate cake mix
  • 1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 pint of sour cream (16 oz)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 12 oz of chocolate chips
  • Crisco (for greasing the pan)
  • flour (for dusting)
  • confectionary sugar
  • bundt cake pan

Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding

Pre-heat the oven to 350°.  Get a large mixing bowl and add the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, 4 eggs, water and oil all at once.  Mix well and beat by hand for 4 minutes.

Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding

You will then fold in a full bag (12 oz) of chocolate chips.  There is a trick to keeping the chocolate chips from all sinking down to the bottom of the batter – and that is to dust the chocolate chips with flour before you fold them in.  Take a gallon size plastic bag and add a teaspoon of flour in with the 12 oz bag of chocolate chips.  Shake the bag until the chips are fully covered.  Then stir them into the cake batter.

Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding

Grease your bundt pan with Crisco and dust it with flour.  This chocolate cake recipe really likes to stick to the bundt pan, so be sure to do this step with a healthy layer of Crisco.  I did try this recipe by just greasing with spreadable butter and the cake totally stuck to the pan and I ended up with a “pile” of cake when I was done.  (See outtake image below!)  😉

Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding

Pour the batter into the bundt pan and bake at 350° for 50 minutes.

Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding

After you pull the cake out of the oven, let it sit for 5 minutes and wait for the cake to deflate a bit.  Then place a plate over the bundt pan, and flip the cake over onto the pan.  I wouldn’t wait longer than 5 minutes for it to cool, as it will adhere to the pan.

This cake is SO rich, moist and delicious that it does not need frosting!  Just sprinkle on some confectionery sugar.  This looks like a dusting of snow on a beautiful Christmas cake!  Add a poinsettia as well for a festive Christmas party!

Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. of chocolate cake mix
  • 1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 pint of sour cream (16 oz)
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of oil
  • 12 oz of chocolate chips
  • Crisco (for greasing the pan)
  • flour (for dusting)
  • confectionary sugar
  • bundt cake pan
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Get a large mixing bowl and add the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, 4 eggs, water and oil all at once. Mix well and beat by hand for 4 minutes.
  3. You will then fold in a full bag (12 oz) of chocolate chips. There is a trick to keeping the chocolate chips from all sinking down to the bottom of the batter - and that is to dust the chocolate chips with flour before you fold them in. Take a gallon size plastic bag and add a teaspoon of flour in with the 12 oz bag of chocolate chips. Shake the bag until the chips are fully covered. Then stir them into the cake batter.
  4. Grease your bundt pan with Crisco and dust it with flour. This chocolate cake recipe really likes to stick to the bundt pan, so be sure to do this step with a healthy layer of Crisco.
  5. Pour the batter into the bundt pan and bake at 350° for 50 minutes.
  6. After you pull the cake out of the oven, let it sit for 5 minutes and wait for the cake to deflate a bit. Then place a plate over the bundt pan, and flip the cake over onto the pan. I wouldn't wait longer than 5 minutes for it to cool, as it will adhere to the pan.
  7. Dust the top with confectionery sugar and enjoy!

 

 

Homemade Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Pudding

Looking for more chocolate dessert ideas?  Check out some more of my favorites:

Chocolate Covered Oreos – Christmas Version!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies | Your New Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

Chocolate Ganache Filled Sugar Cookie Cups

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Ganache

90 Second Brownie In A Mug

 

 

OUTTAKE PHOTO:  This is what happens when you don’t use Crisco.  🙂cake-fail

I didn’t have Crisco the first time I made this cake.  I thought spreadable butter would work just fine.  I also let it cool more than 5 minutes before flipping it onto a plate.  The cake stuck – and I got a pile of cake rather than a pretty cake.  It still tasted great – but epic fail on the presentation. Lesson learned – and good lesson to share with all of you! 😉

Chocolate Ganache Filled Sugar Cookie Cups

Chocolate Ganache Filled Sugar Cookie Cups

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Christmas Cookie Recipe:  Chocolate Italian Meatball Cookie Recipe

Christmas Cookie Recipe: Chocolate Italian Meatball Cookie Recipe

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Electric Pressure Cooker 101 – How To Use Your Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker

Electric Pressure Cooker 101 – How To Use Your Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker

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75 Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes – Look No Further For Your Delicious Feast!

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Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

    This Vegetarian Pasta Fagioli Soup recipe is adapted from the Fall 2016 Wegmans Menu magazine. I found a Pasta Fagioli with Spinach soup recipe that I wanted to try.  It calls for proscuitto, but since I eat mostly vegetarian, I decided to make my own vegetarian version.  Now that fall is back and the temps are… Continue Reading

Dry Soup Mix In A Jar Recipes – Curried Lentil Soup with Free Printable Recipe Card

Dry Soup Mix In A Jar Recipes – Curried Lentil Soup with Free Printable Recipe Card

What can you put in a mason jar as a gift?? If you are looking for a great mason jar gift idea this holiday season, then I have one for you!  This one is a dry soup mix in a jar recipe for curried lentil soup.   For this one, you need just a few dry… Continue Reading

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