Pudding Cake

Rich, fudgy and dense…this Chocolate Pudding Cake is a huge hit at family parties!
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Chocolate Pudding Cake: rich, fudgy, dense chocolate cake with chocolate chips, topped with a creamy Cool Whip frosting!
*photos updated April 2015*
I am in such a food coma right now. I ate so much last week while visiting my parents, I don’t really need to eat at all for a few more days, at least. Yesterday I shared my Dad’s bread pudding that we ate, and today I’m sharing another recipe from last week. I knew my dad had requested that I make carrot cake for Easter, but I was going through baking withdrawal. I am used to cooking something up nearly every day of the week. As much as I tried to relax and enjoy the time off, my taste buds were begging for some chocolate. Cake to be exact.

So, after searching my parents cupboards one afternoon, I realized they had all the ingredients to make a moist chocolate pudding cake. SO SO SO easy, and only a few ingredients. There are so many varieties you can make as well. The one I made used a chocolate cake mix, vanilla pudding, and a bag of semi-sweet morsels. One of my favorites though is yellow cake, with butterscotch pudding and butterscotch morsels. You pick your favorites! Your taste buds will thank you.

**This is a very dense cake because of the pudding, but quite a lovely treat!

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Yield: serves 15

Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 bag (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 box (3.4oz) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cup milk
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • sprinkles, optional


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine chocolate pudding mix with milk. Whisk until smooth. Add in chocolate cake mix and beat until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips.
  2. Pour cake batter into a greased 13x9 baking dish, and bake according to cake mix package directions.
  3. Remove from oven and cool completely. Top with Cool Whip and sprinkles, refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Cake will be moist and dense...perfect!!

 Chocolate Pudding Cake: rich, fudgy, dense chocolate cake with chocolate chips, topped with a creamy Cool Whip frosting!

13 Responses to “Pudding Cake”

  1. posted Apr 26, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Yum! Thanks for linking up to 2 Maids a Baking!!

  2. posted Apr 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Oh I love me some Chocolate Cake!

  3. posted Apr 28, 2011 at 2:43 am

    I’m having a linky party every week called a Themed Baker’s Sunday! Where every week there is a new theme, and this week its lemons!!! I’d love for you to drop by and link yourself up with any lemon recipe you have, old or new! Can’t wait to see what ya got up your sleeve!!

  4. posted Apr 28, 2011 at 7:39 am

    So easy and so delicious looking.

  5. posted Apr 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    love this type of cake alway so moist come see my blog at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  6. posted Apr 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Aimee,
    Your Pudding Cake looks delicious, Yummy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and looking forward to seeing you next week!

  7. posted May 2, 2011 at 12:47 am

    This looks yummy, and I typically have all these ingredients on hand–score!

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! :)

  8. Ali
    posted May 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Ooo, chocolaty and delicious. I love the butterscotch idea you posted as well.

    I’m a new follower, I’m loving your recipes. Have a great week.

  9. Donna
    posted Jun 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    do you have a coconut cake recipe

  10. Patty Villegas
    posted May 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Does the cake not need any eggs/oil?

  11. linda
    posted Sep 29, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Can i microwave the chips till they melt and then add it to the recipe?  I don’t like crunchy things in my cake.

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