the BEST chocolate cake!

It’s SaS time again!  Go to to link up and see some fab recipes on this week’s topic…..CAKES AND BARS!!!  I know, exciting right!?  Cakes, cookie bars…the bomb.
And I have an awesome chocolate cake recipe to share!  It’s one of those “souped up” cake mix recipes, but it is soooo good.  I only make this for birthdays because of the ass-widening potential, but with 5 people in the house, we have plenty of birthdays 🙂
The original recipe is from and is called – there is no such thing as too much chocolate in my world.
Too Much Chocolate Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix

1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix  I use the sugar free/fat free instant

1 cup sour cream         I use fat-free or light

1 cup vegetable oil        I use 1/2 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup canola oil

4 eggs        I can’t remember, but think I’ve used Egg Beaters before

1/2 cup warm water  reduce a little if using applesauce

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips         there is no substitution for good ‘ol chocolate chips, but you sometimes I reduce the amount if the kid’s want chocolate icing on their cake too!


1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2.In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan.

3.Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar.
Even with my substitutions, this cake is THE BOMB.COM!!  It is always super moist and always gets lots of compliments.  And now I so want some chocolate!

I’m linking this recipe up with for ingredient spotlight – yogurt and sour cream

5 thoughts on “the BEST chocolate cake!

  1. This looks awesome and easy enough for me to follow! Ha! Devil's Food Cake is one of my FAVORITES! Yum!

    I already have the cake mix in my pantry. Guess I had better get to eating the Health Bar Rice Krispies, so I can make this next!

  2. I'm with you. Is there really ever too much chocolate? I think not!

    Thanks for Sharing this easy peasy recipe!

  3. I totally agree, no such thing as too much chocolate cake…actually, I'm not even very picky, any cake will do!

  4. I couldn't agree more; there IS not such thing as too much chocolate cake! Or chocolate in general really…
    Your recipe modifications are exactly what I would do, and I'm glad to hear it still turned out amazing. I use less chocolate chips in most recipes, because sometimes less is actually better (strange how that works, but it's true!).

    Have a great weekend.

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