Quick and Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake

This quick and easy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is a delicious cake mix hack! There are only five simple ingredients and the result is the most perfectly moist cake you’ll ever taste. This is an awesome last-minute dessert to throw together and it’s so good that people will have no idea it’s from a box!

This quick and easy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is a delicious cake mix hack! There are only five simple ingredients and the result is the most perfectly moist cake you'll ever taste. This is an awesome last-minute dessert to throw together and it's so good that people will have no idea it's from a box! Click on the photo to get the recipe!

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Remember this insanely delicious Poppy Seed Cake that is crazy easy to make and the most moist cake you’ve ever tasted (if the answer is no, I encourage you to get into the kitchen and make it, stat!)? Like all great things in life, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and had to make a variation.

This quick and easy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is a delicious cake mix hack! There are only five simple ingredients and the result is the most perfectly moist cake you'll ever taste. This is an awesome last-minute dessert to throw together and it's so good that people will have no idea it's from a box! Click on the photo to get the recipe!

I had originally posted this recipe on a blog I used to contribute to called Organized Home Organized School. Unfortunately, that blog is no longer in existence (which is a huge bummer, because Jennifer had some awesome organizing tips!). So I’m working on taking my recipes that had previously been posted and getting them live over here so you can all enjoy their deliciousness!

This quick and easy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is a delicious cake mix hack! There are only five simple ingredients and the result is the most perfectly moist cake you'll ever taste. This is an awesome last-minute dessert to throw together and it's so good that people will have no idea it's from a box! Click on the photo to get the recipe!

I think it’s super important to have a great, easy, last-minute-dessert-recipe up your sleeve. I mean all desserts are beautiful. We know this. But not everyone has the time to put a ton of work into a fancy, scratch made dessert.

This quick and easy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is a delicious cake mix hack! There are only five simple ingredients and the result is the most perfectly moist cake you'll ever taste. This is an awesome last-minute dessert to throw together and it's so good that people will have no idea it's from a box! Click on the photo to get the recipe!

It’s nice to have an in between option that takes mere minutes of your time to throw together (the rest is baking time), minimal ingredients and is virtually fool proof. And of course the big game changer is that the variation of ingredients or the “hack” results in a cake that is moist, addictive and that blows your normal boxed cake mix right out of the water!

This quick and easy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is a delicious cake mix hack! There are only five simple ingredients and the result is the most perfectly moist cake you'll ever taste. This is an awesome last-minute dessert to throw together and it's so good that people will have no idea it's from a box! Click on the photo to get the recipe!

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake

This quick and easy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is a delicious cake mix hack! There are only five simple ingredients and the result is the most perfectly moist cake you'll ever taste. This is an awesome last-minute dessert to throw together and it's so good that people will have no idea it's from a box!

5 minPrep Time

1 hrCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

Yields 8

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Ingredients

  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix (I like Duncan Hines Devils Food cake or Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake)
  • 2 small boxes of instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 3/4 of a cup of vegetable or canola oil
  • 5 extra-large eggs (I used large and it still came out wonderful)
  • 3/4 of a cup of mini chocolate chips (optional)
  • Confectioner’s sugar, for dusting (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and grease your pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix the first 5 ingredients until just combined.
  3. Stir in your mini chocolate chips if you're using them and put your batter into your pan.
  4. Bake for around 1 hour or until your cake tester comes out clean. Check it at 50 minutes, because it can go a little faster depending on your oven.
  5. Enjoy!
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This quick and easy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is a delicious cake mix hack! There are only five simple ingredients and the result is the most perfectly moist cake you'll ever taste. This is an awesome last-minute dessert to throw together and it's so good that people will have no idea it's from a box! Click on the photo to get the recipe!

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    Laura - The No Pressure Life
    August 1, 2016 at 10:31 am This cake looks mouth-watering! I love that seems so simple. Definitely pinning this for later! Laura - The No Pressure Life recently posted...Affordable Swing-Arm Sconces and Where to Use ThemMy Profile
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      Jessy
      August 1, 2016 at 11:27 am Thanks Laura, it's as easy as it is delicious :)
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    Lisa Sell
    August 1, 2016 at 10:32 am I love that this looks delicious and is simple to make. Going to try this out!
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      Jessy
      August 1, 2016 at 11:26 am Thank you, Lisa- I hope you LOVE it!
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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    August 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm I love how few ingredients there are in this lovely pudding cake! Pinning to enjoy soon! Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl recently posted...Fluffy Birthday Cake MuffinsMy Profile
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      Jessy
      August 7, 2016 at 10:51 pm Thank you- I hope you love it as much as I do!
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    CJ Huang @ Morsels of Life
    August 5, 2016 at 9:11 pm Love these types of recipes! They're so perfect for those times when I either don't have the time or don't want to go through everything needed to make a cake completely from scratch, but want something scrumptious. :) CJ Huang @ Morsels of Life recently posted...Nutty Asian Chicken StripsMy Profile
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      Jessy
      August 7, 2016 at 10:50 pm Me too- I'm all for keeping it super simple but not sacrificing flavor and quality!
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    Dee
    August 7, 2016 at 3:37 am I would love a huge slice of this gorgeous cake! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. :) Dee recently posted...One Pan Pepperoni Pizza PastaMy Profile
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      Jessy
      August 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm Thank you- but be careful, you won't be able to stop at one slice... :)
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    sara
    January 12, 2017 at 11:13 pm How much is 1 box cake mix and pudding choc in gram? Thankyou😊
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      Jessy
      January 12, 2017 at 11:24 pm According to the boxes in my pantry, the cake mix is 432 grams and each chocolate pudding is 110 grams. I hope this helps :)
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    Julie
    April 20, 2017 at 8:45 pm Curious to know why you said chocolate chips, if you're using them. Is there a big difference if you don't?
    • Reply
      Jessy
      April 21, 2017 at 8:56 am Hi Julie- It doesn't make a huge difference, it's more of an optional addition that adds a bit of texture. Some people like that texture but others don't, so I made it optional. It won't hurt the cake if you leave them out.
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    Lisa
    June 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm Looks delicious! What type of chocolate chips...Semi Sweet?
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      Jessy
      June 15, 2017 at 8:46 pm Thank you! I've made it with both dark chocolate chips (my favorite- though that's more about personal preference than anything else) and with semi-sweet. I've also made it with none, although I like the texture that it adds. I'd love to hear what you decide on!
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    Sanaa
    June 24, 2017 at 10:12 am Has anyone tried making muffins with this recipe?
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      Jessy
      June 24, 2017 at 11:06 pm I've not gotten any feedback that anyone has tried this as muffins but I bet they'd work great. I'd probably recommend starting to check for doneness at 15 minutes and make sure to fill the cups 3/4 of the way. Let me know how it goes :)
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    Shannon Brooks
    October 30, 2017 at 1:33 pm Can I use just one box of pudding? My husband only bought one.
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      Jessy
      October 30, 2017 at 2:13 pm I've never tested it out and baking can be trick since it's all chemistry. That being said, give it a try. It's a pretty forgiving recipe in general. Let me know how it goes!
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    Kelly
    November 4, 2017 at 3:25 pm Is it supposed to be super gooey in the middle or did I just poison my family?
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      Jessy
      November 4, 2017 at 8:43 pm You probably didn't poison your family, since most eggs are pasteurized. ;) While I wouldn't describe the texture as gooey, it is extremely moist compared to normal boxed mix cakes but it's always turned out just like the photos and videos (I make this very often as it's my go-to cake). It sounds like it may have needed to bake longer. Every oven is different. Did you test it with a toothpick or cake tester when it came out?
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    Florence PHILLIPS
    December 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm As a diabetic, I need to know the nutritional values of all recipes. Please send for your chocolate pudding cake.
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      Jessy
      December 26, 2017 at 9:44 am Hi Florence- You can google "Nutrition Calculator" and find a variety of sites dedicated to calculating the nutritional values of foods. Enjoy! :)
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    Katie
    January 15, 2018 at 6:10 pm How long should I let the cake cool before removing it from the bundt pan?
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      Jessy
      January 21, 2018 at 10:58 pm As little as 15 minutes, although, I've also left it in the pan overnight and had no issues turning it (although, my bundt pan has never had anything stick, I don't know what it is- it's the cheapest Target bundt pan but it's like magic!). Enjoy!
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    Lauryn
    March 30, 2018 at 11:14 pm Oh my goodness this cake! Wow! I don't even have words for how good this turned out! I ended up topping the cake off with a powdered sugar glaze and I swear it tasted like a krispy kreme donut. Make this cake today!!!!
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      Jessy Freimann
      March 30, 2018 at 11:17 pm Hi Lauryn- thank you SO much- you totally just made my Friday night! These kind of comments are exactly why I share recipes! So glad you loved it as much as we do (I'm actually making it on Easter Sunday with some ganache on top!).
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    Michelle
    September 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm Why 5 eggs? Did you ever use less?
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      Jessy Freimann
      September 15, 2018 at 9:34 pm More eggs makes this cake incredibly moist. I've never gone with less, so I can't say how it would turn out. I highly recommend making it as listed, trust me. It's the best!

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