Easy 4 Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe

Rich, fudgy and dense…this Chocolate Pudding Cake is a huge hit at family parties!

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

Click HERE to save recipe to Pinterest

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 a 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.

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. 

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

How to make Chocolate Pudding Cake

First, 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.

Pour cake batter into a greased 13×9 baking dish, and bake according to cake mix package directions.

Remove from oven and cool completely.

Top with Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream) 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!More Pudding Dessert Recipes

If you love today’s chocolate version, then you’ve got to try this Lemon Pudding Cake recipe. Virtually the same, with a few swaps in ingredients!

One of the easiest cakes to make! The pudding added to the top of the warm cake makes this so moist and delicious. Add some Cool Whip and toasted coconut and this Coconut Pudding Cake will be gone in no time!

Chewy, moist, and packed with flavor. Thanks to the secret ingredient, these Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies are always a hit!

Connect with Shugary Sweets! 

Be sure to follow me on my social media, so you never miss a post!

Facebook | Twitter |  Pinterest | instagram 

I created a fun little group on facebook and I’d love for you to join in! It’s a place where you can share YOUR favorite recipes, ask questions, and see what’s new with Shugary Sweets (so that you never miss a new recipe)! If you’d like to check it out, you can request to join HERE.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram and tag #shugarysweets so I can see all the wonderful SHUGARY SWEETS recipes YOU make!

MORE CAKE RECIPES:

Yield: serves 24

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate Pudding Cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Moist, dense, Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe with 5 ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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!!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 41mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 6g Protein: 1g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
 Recipe originally published April 26, 2011. Photos updated April 2015.

**There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation. However, I only recommend products I love! Thank you for supporting Shugary Sweets! See my disclosure policy for more info**

32 comments on “Easy 4 Ingredient Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe”

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

  2. 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!!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/04/themed-bakers-sunday-2.html
    Alyssa

  3. So easy and so delicious looking.

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

  5. 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!

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

    Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. Donna

    do you have a coconut cake recipe

  9. Patty Villegas

    Does the cake not need any eggs/oil?

  10. linda

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

  11. Malinda

    Do you use the eggs, oil ect. listed on the cake mix box?

  12. Jessica

    Why does it need to be refrigerated?

  13. Pingback: The Best Cream Puff Cake Recipe

  14. You and me at easy. And pudding. Totally need to try this–I love pudding in cake recipes!

  15. Alli

    This is the best cake ever. My kids won’t stop asking me to make it for them. 

  16. My kids would LOVE this!! It looks and sounds amazing!

  17. Jennifer

    I just made it and it was perfect! So easy too!!

  18. Rachael Yerkes

    I can never eat just one piece of this! So good!

  19. Pingback: The BEST Soft and Chewy Pudding Cookies Recipe

  20. Pingback: The Best Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies Recipe

  21. Pingback: Easy, Moist, Lemon Pudding Cake Recipe

  22. Is toothpick inserted in middle when done supposed to come out clean?

  23. LuAnne

    Was excited when I found this recipe. My 6-year old grandson asked for a very chocolaty BD cake. Now that I am ready to prepare, I’m concerned about “dense”. No milk and eggs… Wondering if this would be too much density and chocolate for 6-year olds.

  24. Sheila Brown

    Could you also top it with cherry pie filling

  25. Jackie

    I was looking for a recipe to make a cake like the pudding cake sold at my local kroger. But this ain’t it. Theirs is like actual cake but still dense and moist, while this is like gooey, almost-raw cake batter that is sort of pudding-y. Maybe I should cook it longer? But I already had to cook it 10 min. longer than it said because the top was still liquid. I used Betty Crocker dark chocolate cake mix, does it make a difference? The recipe didn’t say any certain one. I guess I’ll have to keep searching.

  26. Pingback: The Best Homemade Banana Cake Recipe - Shugary Sweets

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.