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Chocolate Pudding Cake Recipe

Rich, fudgy and dense…this Chocolate Pudding Cake recipe is a huge hit at family parties! Nobody needs to know it starts with a cake mix!

If you have a pantry full of cake mixes, bake up a batch of easy Cake Mix cookies. Add holiday or colorful sprinkles to give them so fun and festive flair. Or give our delicious Chocolate pudding cupcakes a try next!

Dense chocolate cake with whipped cream and sprinkles on a white dessert plate.

Why this Recipe Works

Sometimes when you’re craving a chocolate cake, you just want to whip up something easy.

My grandma always made us jello cakes, so I thought why not take a similar approach with todays pudding cake recipe!

  • Starts with a cake mix!
  • Rich and fudgy, this dense chcoolate cake is so moist!
  • Topped with cool whip or homemade whipped cream.

Sometimes you just need an easy treat. Holidays are great for making carrot cake or bread pudding, but Tuesdays are for chocolate pudding cake!

How to make Chocolate Pudding Cake

  1. First, in a large mixing bowl, combine chocolate pudding mix with milk. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Add in chocolate cake mix and beat until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Pour cake batter into a greased 13×9 baking dish, and bake according to cake mix package directions.
  4. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  5. Top with Cool Whip (or homemade whipped cream) and sprinkles, refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Cake will be moist and dense…perfect!!

More Pudding 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!

More Cake Recipes

Yield: serves 24

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 bag (12 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 box (3.4 ounce) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 16 ounce Cool Whip, thawed
  • 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.

Notes

  • Use homemade whipped cream instead of Cool Whip, if desired.
  • Store leftover cake in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    24

    Serving Size:

    1 slice

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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    About Aimee

    Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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    Posted on April 4, 2019

    Comments & Reviews

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

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

      Thanks for sharing with So Sweet Sundays! 🙂

    4. 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!

    5. 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

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