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!

Yield: serves 24

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Moist, dense, Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe with 5 ingredients!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Moist, dense, Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe with 5 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


  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:



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

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

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17 comments on “Pudding Cake”

  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!!

  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. Ali

    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?

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